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Electromagnetic dosimetry in a reverberant environment

   Department of Electronic Engineering

About the Project

The aim is to assess how much power is absorbed in the human body from exposure to radiation from mobile phones, hand-held radios, and other microwave sources. At York we have recently developed a new approach to measuring the relevant parameter, the specific absorption rate (SAR). Our novel method is applicable to reverberant environments, such as aircraft, trains and lifts (elevators), where owing to highly reflective surfaces the waves can reach the body from all directions. Using state-of-the-art microwave test equipment together with computational electromagnetic codes, you will develop this into a technique that has medical, biological and safety applications, and leads to a better understanding of the interactions between electromagnetic waves and the body.

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 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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