High data-rate communications interconnects for body-worn electronic systems PhD

Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Entry requirements:
2:1 +
3 years
Not available
Reference number:
Start date:
01 July 2018
UK/EU fees:
International fees:
Application deadline:
26 September 2018



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Project detail

In recent years, body-worn electronic systems have gained in popularity and show great potential in the commercial and military sectors. Providing robust and easy to use connections between systems located on different parts of the body remains challenging, especially so at radio frequencies. This PhD will attempt to develop flexible high data-rate interconnects that are strong, reliable and low loss.


Primary supervisor:  Dr Chinthana Panagamuwa

Secondary supervisor:  Rob Seager

Find out more

For further project details email Dr Chinthana Panagamuwa or call 01509 227049, or register your interest and ask us a question.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve:

  • at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Communications Engineering, or similar
  • a relevant Master's degree and / or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: Electromagnetics, Microwave communications

Fees and funding


This is an open call for candidates who are sponsored or who have their own funding.

If you do not have funding, you may still apply, however Institutional funding is not guaranteed. Outstanding candidates (UK/EU/International) without funding will be considered for funding opportunities which may become available in the School. 

How to apply

All applications should be made online. Under programme name, select ‘Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering’.

Application details

Please quote reference number: CP27092017

Reference number CP27092017
Funding availability This is a self-funded opportunity
Location Loughborough