PhD Studentship: Designing and Embedding IC Dies Into Yarn Without Dedicated Signal Interconnections to be Woven Into Wearable Cloth
Physical and Environmental Sciences,Materials Science,Engineering and Technology,Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Short info about job
Company: University of Bristol
Department: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Hours: Full Time
Type / Role: PhD
Phone: +44-1430 3115142
Fax: +44-1379 3263183
Detail information about job PhD Studentship: Designing and Embedding IC Dies Into Yarn Without Dedicated Signal Interconnections to be Woven Into Wearable Cloth. Terms and conditions vacancy
Future applications of microelectronic circuits may be envisaged that depend upon the removal of the physical restriction of a rigid package. For example, wearable human-monitoring membranes, robot encapsulation, conformal man-machine interfaces, smart clothing, wearable computing and miniature board-less electronic systems. These applications require electronic computation in a package which is physically flexible where the inputs are from environment monitors (sensors) handling dynamic information that is distributed across a membrane-like device. This PhD study will focus on the integrated circuit (IC) design requirements, but also approach the material science and fabrication techniques required for a woven yarn-based material with imbedded IC functionality. A key research emphasis will be the circumvention of dedicated interconnections between the IC dies along the length of the yarn; thus, providing a robust platform with inherent immunity to single points of failure.
Students will be based at the University of Bristol in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering where much of the research will be in the analogue IC design domain. The study will result in a physical outcome in the form of IC dies. The integration with yarn and fabrics for energy delivery and information transfer will be supported by the University of Southampton where the student will spend a lesser part of their study time.
Applications are invited for a 3.5-year fully-funded PhD studentship to start no later than the 31st October 2017. The funding restrictions for this PhD study limits the viable candidates to UK applicants.
How to apply:
Please make an online application for this project at http://www.bris.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply. Please select <Electrical and Electronic Engineering> on the Programme Choice page. You will be prompted to enter details of the studentship in the Funding and Research Details sections of the form.
Candidates should ideally hold a first/upper-second class degree or masters (MSc) in Electronics (with microelectronics content) or microelectronics. Consideration will also be given to applicants from a material science background given the materials target of this study, if a track record in Electronics is demonstrated in the application
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required, as is an ability to work independently.
This 3.5 year scholarship covers full UK PhD tuition fees and a tax-free stipend of £17,000 per annum.
For informal enquiries please email Dr. Paul Warr, [email protected]
For general enquiries, please email [email protected]