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Postgraduate research project

Intelligent electromechanical systems for biomedical devices

Fully funded (UK only)
Type of degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Entry requirements
2:1 honours degree View full entry requirements
Faculty graduate school
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Closing date

About the project

Are you passionate about advancing healthcare technology through exploring innovative materials and cutting-edge devices? Does your enthusiasm extend to wearables, point-of-care testing, soft robotics, and their healthcare applications? If so, we wholeheartedly welcome you to embark on an exhilarating research voyage with us. 

We are actively seeking a highly skilled and motivated PhD candidate to join our dynamic team. Our primary focus is exploring and developing soft intelligent systems for biomedical applications. We are interested in interdisciplinary problems that involve:

  • microfluidics
  • smart materials
  • electromechanical systems
  • machine learning
  • electronics
  • micro-/nanotechnologies

We aspire to engineer useful devices through the investigation of the fundamental properties of materials. Please see Dr Tang's Soft Intelligent Systems team website and Google Scholar for more details about the research interests.

The Centre for Hybrid Biodevices within the Digital Health and Biomedical Engineering (DHBE) group is a world-class facility housing both Level 1 and Level 2 biocontainment laboratories, offering a modern research environment. This centre is dedicated to the secure evaluation of biodevices and the advancement of methods for miniaturising analytical equipment, ultimately enabling automated, cost-effective, and more efficient sample analysis and biomarker detection. 

Our close collaborations with the University Hospital Southampton provide students and researchers with the unique opportunity to engage with actual biological patient samples, pathogens, and cell cultures, ensuring a practical and real-world research experience.

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