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Investigating the effects of non-thermal plasma and non-thermal millimetre wave energy for healthcare applications

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

This is an inter-disciplinary PhD that involves the development of a healthcare technology that cuts across Biological, Biomedical Sciences and Medical Engineering. This project will involve an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Centre for Research in Biosciences at UWE Bristol and Creo Medical Ltd, a manufacturer and provider of healthcare technologies.

The successful candidate will develop expertise in cell biology, biofilm research, antimicrobials and medical physics and engineering. This PhD opportunity will provide full costs of tuition fees, research consumables and stipend for three and half years. The successful candidate will be primarily based at the Centre for Research in Biosciences at UWE Bristol, but will also spend time with Creo Medical Ltd located at Bath and Chepstow, accessing medical engineering facilities and expertise.

Creo Medical are experienced in designing and developing electromagnetic irradiating instrumentation, including radio frequency (RF) and microwave energy sources, and antenna structures for efficiently coupling this energy into biological tissue. This research will focus on the investigation of radio wave (KHz), microwave (MHz) and millimetre wave (GHz) technology within the field of Biomedical Sciences and Health Technology, to inform the generation of new health technologies for the treatment of disease in the medium term.

For detailed project information, please see:


A 1st or 2:1 honours degree in Biological or Biomedical Sciences, including but not limited to Microbiology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology
A recognised English language qualification is required.

How to apply:

For an informal discussion, please Professor Darren Reynolds

Funding Notes

The studentship will start on 01/10/2019, and consists of an annual tax-free stipend of £15,009 for three years, and full-time Home/EU tuition fees for the length of the funding period, both subject to satisfactory progress.
Applicants who are required to cover international fees must cover the difference between the Home/EU and the International tuition fee rates.

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