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PhD in Biomedical Engineering: Point of Care (POC) diagnostic devices

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

The School of Engineering of the University of Glasgow is seeking a highly motivated graduate to undertake an exciting 3.5-year PhD project entitled ‘Point of Care (POC) diagnostic devices’.
Growing industrialization and urbanization has put human beings and other living organisms at risk against new threats due to the contamination of food, water and air. These Contaminants endanger all the living organisms in this world, especially for human beings genetic disorders and unknown diseases become common nowadays. The WHO statistics show that more than 422 million people worldwide are suffering from contamination related illness. The growing prevalence of such disorders has been linked to exposure to chemicals in plastic, food and water. Although regulatory steps have been taken to minimize risk, cases of overexposure still occur. Detection of these chemicals is done in testing labs using expensive and time consuming mass spectrometer systems that require specially trained users. In the regard, we demonstrate a real-time monitoring system for a rapid pre-screening test that could curtail cases of contamination. In this regard, we are seeking Materials Engineers, Electronic Engineers, Materials Chemists or Physicists to work on the following research area,
(i) Point of Care (PoC) diagnostic tools for onsite testing of cancer biomarkers and contaminants in food and water
(ii) Wearable devices for real-time monitoring of human motions using piezoresistive and thermoelectric sensors.
(iii) Engineering of materials for the application in neuromorphic devices.

Application for this scholarship is made by using the online system at the following link:
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Please note that this application is to gain admission to our PGR programme, and an offer of admission may be issued before a decision on this Scholarship is made. Candidates applying for this Scholarship will most likely have an interview/discussion with the supervisor before any decision is made.

Funding Notes

The studentship is supported by UKRI , and it will cover home tuition fees and provide a stipend at the UKRI rate for 3.5 years (£15,009 for session 2020/21).

Start Date: March 2020

How good is research at University of Glasgow in General Engineering?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 84.00

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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