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Advanced Textiles for Wearable Electronics Applications (SAM16)

Project Description

Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.

Find out more: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/supporting-you/research/

Project detail

This studentship is aimed to support a developing international research consortium involved in textiles and wearable systems, both in communications and sensor systems. The successful applicant will work with electronics engineers with established expertise in e-textiles and with staff with technical textile production expertise at Loughborough with the opportunity to liaise and work with colleagues in Spain and Germany. Current projects that will feed into this one include mmwave textile waveguides and multilayer woven textiles for microwave frequency applications.

The successful applicant will be working on the integration of electronics into textiles for applications such as emergency responder uniforms or medical monitoring for the elderly. (S)he will be able to work with welcoming, experienced, researchers in the research groups at Loughborough and will have a wide range of support and expertise on which to draw.

Start date of studentship: 01 October 2020.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Electronic or Electrical Engineering or a related subject. A relevant Master’s degree and/or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: High frequency/microwave theory and communications.

How to apply

All applications should be made online at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/. Under programme name, select ‘Mechanical, Electrical & Manufacturing Engineering’.

Please quote reference number: SAM16.

Funding Notes

Applicants who apply for this project will be considered on a competitive basis in March 2020 against candidates shortlisted for this and other projects with the advert reference beginning ‘SAM’. Early submission is advised, and a complete application must be received before the advert’s closing date.

If successful, candidates will be awarded a 3-year school studentship providing a tax-free stipend and tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (currently £15,009 and £4,327, respectively, in 2019-20 which are likely to rise by 2020/21). Non-EU-nationals may apply but the studentship will cover the cost of the international tuition fee only.

Successful candidates will be notified by 26 March 2020.

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