In the Applied electromagnetics and devices laboratory of the Communication Technologies research group we are working on solving problems related to the prevention and control of electromagnetic interference. As we rely increasingly on electronic systems, often with wireless communications (Wi-Fi, mobile phone, satcom etc.), radio navigation (GPS etc), it is important that the systems can function in the presence of radio frequency interference caused by natural (lightning) and man made (radio radar transmitters, and other equipment).
We are also working on a number of problems using electromagnetic waves for medical applications including diagnostic techniques, thawing of cryo-preserved samples, and the delivery of drugs to the specific sites in the body.
In this project you would develop computational electromagnetic techniques which can be applied to solving some or all of these problems.
More about Computational Electromagnetics: We use both commercial computational electromagnetic solvers and develop our own codes such as the Vulture Finite Difference Time-Domain solver (Flintoft and Dawson, no date). A brief overview of computational electronics can be found on Wikipedia 2015. More information on our current and past computational electromagnetics projects and publications can be found on the York Research Database.
Ian Flintoft and John Dawson, (2014), Vulture: An Open Source FDTD Solver For Electromagnetic Simulations, Retrieved May 15, 2015 Computational electromagnetics. (2015, April 27). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 11:06, May 15, 2015