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Disposable Medical Wireless Bodycentric Communications

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    Dr G Conway
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  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Project Description:
The use of wireless technology in healthcare is rapidly evolving and attracting increased interest from commercial sectors. There is a significant increase in the demand for real time monitoring of wireless sensor data, as it has the potential to significantly reduce healthcare costs. Wearable antennas suitable for medical applications must be low profile, light weight and physically compact and ideally they would conform to the surface of the body. Furthermore, there are advantages in biomedical sensors being disposable to avoid risk of cross-contamination and patient infections, thus meeting medical regulatory approval.

This research area will involve numerical electromagnetic analysis, radio frequency design, wireless channels, wearable antenna and propagation, human test-bed development, and medical sensor networks.

Investigate and evaluate medical sensor device technology and define a novel research area.
Analyse existing measurement procedures and define new measurement methodologies.
Develop a test-bed platform for test medical sensor technology at microwave frequencies.
Advance the area of wireless communication and sensors for medical applications.
Disseminate research findings in leading national and international conference and journal publications.

Academic Requirements:
A minimum 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in Computer Science or Electrical and Electronic Engineering or relevant degree is required.

This 3 year PhD studentship, potentially funded by the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL), commences on 1 October 2016.

Eligibility for both fees and maintenance (£13,863 in 2014/15, 2015/16 TBC) depends on the applicants being either an ordinary UK resident or those EU residents who have lived permanently in the UK for the 3 years immediately preceding the start of the studentship. Non UK residents who hold EU residency may also apply but if successful may receive fees only.

Applicants should apply electronically through the Queen’s online application portal at:

Further information available at:

Contact details:
Supervisor Name: Dr. Gareth Conway Tel: 028 9097 1854
QUB Address ECIT, NI Science Pk, Queen’s Road, Queen’s Island, BT3 9DT Email: [Email Address Removed]

Deadline for submission of applications is 28 February 2016

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