Shielding is widely used in all electronic systems to prevent propagation of electromagnetic interference. Design of shielding starts with understanding the properties of the materials to be used. We have developed a prototype measurement system  that can efficiently measure planar material samples  and would like to better understand its performance and limitations. We hope then the range of frequencies, and its use for anisotrpoic materials can be enhanced during this project.
 Marvin, A. C.; Dawson, L.; Flintoft, I. D. & Dawson, J. F. , "A Method for the Measurement of Shielding Effectiveness of Planar Samples Requiring No Sample Edge Preparation or Contact" , IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility , vol. 51, no. 2 , 255-262 , May, 2009 , DOI: 10.1109/TEMC.2009.2015147, Available: https://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/80621/
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 or a closely related subject.
Some background in the principles of electromagnetic is essential.
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