Please refer to project id SCEBE-21SF-030-RRI
About the Project
This project addresses two of the societal challenges identified in GCU’s strategy for research: Healthy Lives and Sustainable Environments. The project is not only relevant to the themes of Built Environments and Efficient Systems, but also to the theme of Public Health. The proposed project is particularly relevant to applications such as energy harvesting for sensors in smart buildings, and wearable devices for patients in hospitals and/or vulnerable people at home that might require optical tracking. The proposed project aligns with current and past work carried out by the supervisory team, which includes concentrating photovoltaics, illumination and optical wireless communications.
It is intended that the PhD student working on this project will investigate the latest illumination-based energy harvesting techniques. S/he will design, implement and test a novel energy harvesting system to be used with optical wireless communication systems. Such a system might incorporate PV cells and suitable optics for energy harvesting and telecommunication purposes.
The successful applicant will hold a UK honours degree (or equivalent) on Electronic Engineering (2:1 or above) or a Masters degree. Equivalent professional qualifications and any appropriate research experience may be considered. A minimum English language level of IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.0 is required.
Candidates are requested to submit a more detailed research proposal with their own view of the project area as part of their application (of a maximum of 2000 words).
Research Strategy and Research Profile
Glasgow Caledonian University’s research is framed around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We address the Goals via the three societal challenge areas of Inclusive Societies, Healthy Lives and Sustainable Environments (more). This project is part of the research activity of the Research Group – Smart Connectivity and Sensing (SCaS).
How to Apply
This project is available as a 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time PhD study programme.
Candidates are encouraged to contact the research supervisors for the project before applying.
Please note that emails to the supervisory team or enquires submitted via this project advert do not constitute formal applications; applicants should apply using our Application Process page, choosing Electronic Engineering and their preferred intake date.
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