[robotics-worldwide] MicroRobotics PhD projects at the Univeristy of Bath, UK
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Thu Dec 1 05:44:22 PST 2011
PhD applications at the University of Bath (UK) in the area of Microrobots
for Minimally Invasive Medical Applications are welcome.
This interdisciplinary project will investigate and develop Medical
Microrobots with integrated power unit, biosensing capabilities and
actuation on a single microdevice.
Microrobots have a huge potential in Medical applications such as targeted
drug delivery, in situ sensing and monitoring, material removal (biopsy)
The proposed project includes the development and integration of:
(i) Microfluidic fuel cells for power generation
(ii) Micro biosensors
(iii) Micro-actuation (e.g mobility or micro-manipulation)
The project will be conducted within the Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Lab (http://www.bath.ac.uk/ptmc/robotics/Main.html) and supervised by a
Dr. Pejman Iravani, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Mirella Di Lorenzo, Department of Chemical Engineering
Dr. Pedro Estrela, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
The student will be expected to use state-of-the-art Nano fabrication
(http://www.bath.ac.uk/physics/facilities/) and Microscopy facilities
(http://www.bath.ac.uk/mas/) available at the University of Bath.
Prospective students should have a strong engineering background. Expertise
in any of the following areas will be particularly considered:
Microrobotics, Microfabrication, Electrochemistry, Biosensors, Microfluidic
devices and fuel cell engineering.
Prospective students should hold a Master-level First Class UK Honours
degree, or the equivalent from an overseas institution. Candidates are
asked to contact any of the project supervisors attaching their CV before
Excellent students are invited to compete for a University Research
Studentship (URS) award. URS studentships are highly competitive,
University-wide awards for UK, EU and international students. They cover
fees, a generous tax-free allowance of about £13,600 per year and a
training support grant.
Further information on the application process, fees, etc can be found at
Applications from self-funded students with finances secured are also
The University of Bath is one of the leading universities in the UK and
named by the Sunday Times as the University of the Year 2011/12
The University of Bath and the Faculty of Engineering & Design provide a
high quality, stimulating and supportive experience for young researchers,
and the World Heritage City of Bath and surrounding areas are wonderful
places to live. This positive environment is matched by the high standards
we set for our students.
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