Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

PhD posts, starting January 2020

The last date to apply for postgraduate studies is Friday, 15 November 2019.

For applications, click  here

 

  • One (1) position in Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering in the topic: ¨In vitro and in vivo investigation of the effects of cardiovascular stenting on hemodynamic and hemorheological parameters”

Required Qualifications: The position is open for full time students only. The successful candidate will receive a grant as a graduate research associate subjected to availability of funds. The candidate should hold an undergraduate and a Masters degree (or equivalent accredited degrees) in the field of Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering. The candidate should have an exceptional academic record with a very strong background in experimental fluid mechanics and/or experimental rheology.

Specifically, the candidate will investigate changes on hemodynamic (e.g. blood pressure and blood flow characteristics) and hemorheological parameters (e.g. sample viscosity, red blood cell (RBC) aggregation, deformability, RBC lysis, etc.) as a result of flow through stented vessels. The study will include in vitro testing in normal and endothelialized polymeric tubing as well as in vivo evaluation in an animal model. Wet lab techniques, hemorheological instrumentation, and innovative in vivo monitoring techniques will be utilized to assess how the mechanical behavior and physiology of blood changes due to the stresses developed in the stent area. It is expected that the results of this PhD work will provide insights on how stent functionality may be compromised by complications at the site of implantation and possible consequences in circulatory physiology.

Research Advisors:

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

Andreas Anayiotos, Professor, andreas.anayiotos@cut.ac.cy

 

  • 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

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.

Funding: 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.

Research Advisors:

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

 

  • One (1) position in Biomedical Engineering in the topic: “Investigation of inflammation and coagulation in blood, using Digital Data/Image Processing and mechanical characterization Techniques”

Research Program: DIACTMOND – Excellence Hubs 2018

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 mechanical properties of blood through different mechanisms, however, both conditions introduce intense changes in the microstructure of the fluid. In this study alterations in the microstructure of blood, as a result of elevated inflammation and coagulation, will be investigated using Digital Data/Image Processing and Electromechanical Characterization techniques. Specialized software packages and electromechanical techniques will be utilised to characterize the aforementioned conditions, with the aim of implementing the developed methods in point-of-care, microfluidics-based applications.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must have an Undergraduate Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or in a closely related field, a Master’s degree in Mechanical/Electrical 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 Data/Image Processing with software such as Matlab, Python, or other is essential. Experience in experimental projects involving blood handling and treatment is a significant advantage. The candidate should be able to work in interdisciplinary teams, 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.

Funding: 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 the effects of inflammation and coagulation on blood microstructure, using Digital Data/Image Processing and Mechanical Characterization techniques.

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

 

Information:

Department Secretary

Tel: 25002606,

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

PhD posts, starting January 2020

The last date to apply for postgraduate studies is Friday, 15 November 2019.

For applications, click  here

 

  • One (1) position in Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering in the topic: ¨In vitro and in vivo investigation of the effects of cardiovascular stenting on hemodynamic and hemorheological parameters”

Required Qualifications: The position is open for full time students only. The successful candidate will receive a grant as a graduate research associate subjected to availability of funds. The candidate should hold an undergraduate and a Masters degree (or equivalent accredited degrees) in the field of Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering. The candidate should have an exceptional academic record with a very strong background in experimental fluid mechanics and/or experimental rheology.

Specifically, the candidate will investigate changes on hemodynamic (e.g. blood pressure and blood flow characteristics) and hemorheological parameters (e.g. sample viscosity, red blood cell (RBC) aggregation, deformability, RBC lysis, etc.) as a result of flow through stented vessels. The study will include in vitro testing in normal and endothelialized polymeric tubing as well as in vivo evaluation in an animal model. Wet lab techniques, hemorheological instrumentation, and innovative in vivo monitoring techniques will be utilized to assess how the mechanical behavior and physiology of blood changes due to the stresses developed in the stent area. It is expected that the results of this PhD work will provide insights on how stent functionality may be compromised by complications at the site of implantation and possible consequences in circulatory physiology.

Research Advisors:

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

Andreas Anayiotos, Professor, andreas.anayiotos@cut.ac.cy

 

  • 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

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.

Funding: 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.

Research Advisors:

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

 

  • One (1) position in Biomedical Engineering in the topic: “Investigation of inflammation and coagulation in blood, using Digital Data/Image Processing and mechanical characterization Techniques”

Research Program: DIACTMOND – Excellence Hubs 2018

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 mechanical properties of blood through different mechanisms, however, both conditions introduce intense changes in the microstructure of the fluid. In this study alterations in the microstructure of blood, as a result of elevated inflammation and coagulation, will be investigated using Digital Data/Image Processing and Electromechanical Characterization techniques. Specialized software packages and electromechanical techniques will be utilised to characterize the aforementioned conditions, with the aim of implementing the developed methods in point-of-care, microfluidics-based applications.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must have an Undergraduate Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or in a closely related field, a Master’s degree in Mechanical/Electrical 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 Data/Image Processing with software such as Matlab, Python, or other is essential. Experience in experimental projects involving blood handling and treatment is a significant advantage. The candidate should be able to work in interdisciplinary teams, 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.

Funding: 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 the effects of inflammation and coagulation on blood microstructure, using Digital Data/Image Processing and Mechanical Characterization techniques.

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

 

Information:

Department Secretary

Tel: 25002606,