The Integrated Soft Machines Lab in the Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (IMPEE) at Heriot-Watt University is offering a 3-year fully funded PhD studentship to explore wearable sensors and soft robots for biomedical applications.
The PhD project aims to develop stretchable sensors and soft robots utilizing digital manufacturing technologies including 3D printing and laser micromachining. The fabrication process involves incorporation of micro/nanoscale functional materials (e.g., carbon nanotubes, nanowires, and graphene) into stretchable polymers and stimuli-responsive materials in the form of nanocomposites, and subsequent patterning/printing through computer-aided designs. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a dynamic and interdisciplinary research topic that intertwines engineering, materials science, and healthcare technology. For further information about our research, please visit (https://www.hw.ac.uk/staff/uk/eps/MortezaAmjadi_Profile.htm).
We are looking for a talented and highly motivated PhD student holding (or close to completing) a master’s degree (or international equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, and Electrical Engineering, or a relevant discipline. Applicants with an interest in smart materials, soft robotics, bioelectronics, medical devices, digital manufacturing, and wearable technologies are particularly encouraged to apply.