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Dielectric measurements with a 3D printer


Department of Electronic Engineering

About the Project

The dielectric properties of an object – its permittivity and conductivity – give us useful information about it in fields ranging from non-destructive testing to body composition studies. In this project you will extend the resonant cavity perturbation technique so that we can make dielectric measurements on fragile, irregularly-shaped objects such as archaeological artefacts. To do this you will create replicas of the objects by means of a 3D printer, in order to calibrate the system. The research will involve practical radio-frequency measurements combined with computational simulations.

Entry requirements:
Candidates should have (or expect to obtain) a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2.1) or equivalent in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Music Technology or a closely related subject.

How to apply:
Applicants should apply via the University’s online application system at https://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/apply/. Please read the application guidance first so that you understand the various steps in the application process.

Funding Notes

This is a self-funded project and you will need to have sufficient funds in place (eg from scholarships, personal funds and/or other sources) to cover the tuition fees and living expenses for the duration of the research degree programme. Please check the Electronic Engineering website View Website for details about funding opportunities at York.

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