Sensing the complex impedance of biological material such as cells or tissue, in-vivo or in the lab, is a powerful technique which has a long history in biomedical engineering. A recent PhD project at the University of Edinburgh has demonstrated the application of impedance sensing in cell based studies of disease models in retinal and liver cells. This PhD project would follow up on this promising work to develop new methods for applying impedance sensing in biomedical applications. Prospective students can expect to gain experience of working across disciplinary boundaries, and to work closely with collaborators in medical research.
This is a four-year PhD that will be undertaken within the Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Sensing and Measurement. See http://www.cdt-ism.org for programme details and information on how to apply.
Minimum entry qualification - an Honours degree at 2:1 or above (or International equivalent) in a relevant science or engineering discipline, possibly supported by an MSc Degree. Further information on English language requirements for EU/Overseas applicants.
Full funding (stipend and fees) is available for 11 PhD students annually, for UK students and EU students who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for the last three years. You can find further information on eligibility on the EPSRC website. Students from EU countries are eligible for a fees only award, and we have a small number of fully funded places for EU students.