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Body composition measurements in a reverberation chamber

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Measurement of the components that make up the human body has important medical applications in kidney and heart diseases, and in nutritional studies. Following our successful development of a system that measures total body water using the resonant cavity perturbation method, we are now investigating a technique where we place a subject in a ‘stirred mode environment’ in which low-power microwaves are propagated randomly in a resonant room, illuminating the body from all directions. Preliminary results show a correlation between microwave absorption and thickness of subcutaneous fat. The work will involve radio-frequency measurements and computuational electromagnetic simulations.

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