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Graphene-Metallic Based Pressure Fiber Sensors and Motion MonitorEntry Awaiting Update by Supervisor

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    Dr X Liu
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  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Wearable and lightweight pressure sensing devices are of paramount importance for various future applications, such as electronic, touch-on flexible displays, and healthcare, soft and energy harvesting. All the reports reviewed so far, however, suffer from the fact that the flexibility and durability of the wearable sensors.

In this project, high-integrated technology will be employed to develop new-generation fibre based pressure sensors. Capacitance pressure responsive systems based on graphene and elastic conductive fibres will be used for designing strain gauge sensors. Moreover, printed wheatstone bridge circuit and conductive textile fibre will be used to detect the change in pressure. After this PhD training, 2D-materials and conductive textile fibre based pressure sensors mimic the properties of skin will be developed and be with prospective significant application in innovative robotics, prosthetics, and motion monitoring technologies.
The precise nature of the project would be open for conversation with potential student.

Funding Notes

Funding covers tuition fees and annual maintenance payments of at least the Research Council minimum (currently £14,057) for eligible UK and EU applicants. EU nationals must have lived in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the programme to be eligible for a full award (fees and stipend). Other EU nationals may be eligible for a fees-only award.

Applicants should have at least a 2.1 honours degree with deep knowledge in Materials and Chemistry, as well as computational skills. The focus of the project will be decided to suit the background and the strengths of the student.

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