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Electromagnetic shielding effectiveness measurements for planar materials


   School of Physics, Engineering and Technology

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  Dr J Dawson  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

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 [1] that can efficiently measure planar material samples [1] 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.

[1] 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/

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 or a closely related subject.

Some background in the principles of electromagnetic is essential.

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 School of Physics, Engineering and Technology website https://www.york.ac.uk/physics-engineering-technology/study/funding/ for details about funding opportunities at York.
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