Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

PhD posts, starting September 2020

The last date to apply for postgraduate studies is Monday, 25 May 2020.

For applications, click  here

 

  • One (1) position in Biomedical Engineering in the topic: Investigation of inflammation and coagulation - blood flow characterization in microfluidic applications”. Research Program: DIACTMOND – Excellence Hubs 2018”

The Cyprus University of Technology’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, is offering a funded PhD studentship, focusing on the investigation of blood flow in microfluidic applications, using fluid mechanics methods and techniques.

Description: Pathological conditions, such as inflammation and coagulation in blood cause various health problems and complications. Various biomarkers have been identified and clinical tests have been developed to detect and monitor those conditions. Inflammation and coagulation affect the microstructural properties of blood through different mechanisms, therefore, the flow behaviour and mechanical characteristics of blood are significantly influenced. In this study alterations in the flow behaviour of blood in the microscale, as a result of elevated inflammation and coagulation, will be investigated using experimental Fluid Mechanics and Microfluidics techniques, in conjunction with Image Processing and Rheometric techniques. The study will focus on microfluidic applications, with the aim of applying the developed techniques and methods in a Point-of-Care device. Specialized software packages and electromechanical techniques will be utilised.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must have an Undergraduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or in a closely related field, a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or in a closely related field, and preferably having completed an experimental Masters project in a relevant to the present study field. Experience in micro-Particle Image Velocimetry and Image Processing techniques is essential. Experience in experimental projects involving blood or biofluid handling and treatment is a significant advantage. The candidate should be able to work in interdisciplinary teams, collaborate with industrial partners, and have good oral and written communication skills in English. The candidates should provide a Cover Letter, and an English-written, one-page research proposal, which will be relevant to the theme of the project.

Cyprus, EU and non-EU nationals can apply.

Research Advisor: Efstathios Kaliviotis Assistant Professor, e.kaliviotis@cut.ac.cy

 

Information:

Department Secretary

Tel: 25002606,

 

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

PhD posts, starting September 2020

The last date to apply for postgraduate studies is Monday, 25 May 2020.

For applications, click  here

 

  • One (1) position in Biomedical Engineering in the topic: Investigation of inflammation and coagulation - blood flow characterization in microfluidic applications”. Research Program: DIACTMOND – Excellence Hubs 2018”

The Cyprus University of Technology’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, is offering a funded PhD studentship, focusing on the investigation of blood flow in microfluidic applications, using fluid mechanics methods and techniques.

Description: Pathological conditions, such as inflammation and coagulation in blood cause various health problems and complications. Various biomarkers have been identified and clinical tests have been developed to detect and monitor those conditions. Inflammation and coagulation affect the microstructural properties of blood through different mechanisms, therefore, the flow behaviour and mechanical characteristics of blood are significantly influenced. In this study alterations in the flow behaviour of blood in the microscale, as a result of elevated inflammation and coagulation, will be investigated using experimental Fluid Mechanics and Microfluidics techniques, in conjunction with Image Processing and Rheometric techniques. The study will focus on microfluidic applications, with the aim of applying the developed techniques and methods in a Point-of-Care device. Specialized software packages and electromechanical techniques will be utilised.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must have an Undergraduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or in a closely related field, a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or in a closely related field, and preferably having completed an experimental Masters project in a relevant to the present study field. Experience in micro-Particle Image Velocimetry and Image Processing techniques is essential. Experience in experimental projects involving blood or biofluid handling and treatment is a significant advantage. The candidate should be able to work in interdisciplinary teams, collaborate with industrial partners, and have good oral and written communication skills in English. The candidates should provide a Cover Letter, and an English-written, one-page research proposal, which will be relevant to the theme of the project.

Cyprus, EU and non-EU nationals can apply.

Research Advisor: Efstathios Kaliviotis Assistant Professor, e.kaliviotis@cut.ac.cy

 

Information:

Department Secretary

Tel: 25002606,