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MSCA-PF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Electronics and Computer Technology

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<p><strong>Professor Almudena Rivadeneyra Torres&nbsp;</strong>from the&nbsp;<strong>Department of&nbsp;Electronics and Computer Technology&nbsp;</strong>at the&nbsp;<strong>University of Granada</strong>, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) in 2021 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the MobilityJulio SantiagoJulio SantiagoRule (more information about the 2020 call:&nbsp;<a href=""></a&gt;, the 2021 call is not yet open).</p>

<p><strong>Brief description of the institution:</strong></p>

<p>The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. With over 60.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 6.000 staff. UGR offers a total of 89 degrees, 110 master&rsquo;s degrees and 28 doctoral programmes through its 123 departments and 27 centers. Consequently, the UGR offers one of the most extensive and diverse ranges of higher education programmes in Spain.</p>

<p>The UGR has awarded with the &quot;Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)&quot;, which reflects the UGR&rsquo;s commitment to continuously improve its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&amp;D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding. UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking - Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) (<a href=""></a&gt;). The UGR is amongst the 201-300 first universities of the world, between 2nd-5th position of Spanish universities and number 1 in the Andalusian Region in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking. Specialties at UGR that stand out are Library &amp; Information Science (position 32) and Food Science &amp; Technology (position 36). Moreover, the UGR is also situated amongst the first 100 universities in Mining &amp; Mineral Engineering between (76th-100th position), in Mathematics (between 76th-100th position) and in Hospitality &amp; Tourism Management (between 76th-100th position). The edition of the ARWU places the UGR in 201-300th position in the world and as the 4th highest ranked University in Spain, reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research.</p>

<p>Additionally, the UGR has 8 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in Computer Sciences &amp; Engineering (position 101-150). It is also well recognized for its web presence (<a href=""></a&gt;), being positioned at 43th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe.</p>

<p>Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of the Framework Programme of the European Union. For the duration of the last two Framework Programmes, the UGR has obtained a total of 67 projects, with total funding of 18.029 million euros, and for H2020, 118 projects with total funding around 29.115 million euros.</p>

<p><strong>Brief description of the Centre/Research Group:</strong></p>

<p>The Pervasive Electronics Advanced Research Laboratory is integrated by a vast, experienced and interdisciplinary group of researchers including professors, post-doctoral researchers (Marie Curie, RyC, JdC) and Ph.D. students.</p>

<p>The members have proved competence in nanoelectronics device simulation, electrical characterization, two- dimensional materials, memory cells, memristors, flexible electronics, sensors and transducers, custom circuit design, and electric mobility. During the last 5 years, members of the Laboratory have participated or coordinated 5 European projects, 4 National projects and 3 Industrial Driven projects. 15 patents have been granted and more than 100 peer-review works have been published. The PEARL has access to state-of-the-art equipment for Electrical Characterization: Impedance Spectroscopy, Vector Network Analysis, Semiconductor Parametric Analysis, Power Analysis&hellip;; Structural Characterization: including Raman Spectroscopy, XPS, DRX, AFM, SEM, RMN. There is also a flexible electronics facility counting with spin coating, inkjet printing, 3D printing and screen printing and CNC lasers.</p>

<p>Research Lines:</p>

<p>-&nbsp;New materials for electronics</p>

<p>-&nbsp;Emerging devices for electronics</p>

<p>- Memristors and memristive circuits</p>

<p>- Flexible Electronics</p>

<p>- Emerging sensing technologies</p>

<p>- Electrical characterization</p>

<p>- Structural characterization</p>

<p>- Optical characterization</p>

<p>- Laser-assisted fabrication of nanomaterials</p>

<p>- First-principles simulation</p>

<p>- Low-power energy conversion</p>

<p>- Power adapters</p>

<p>- Electric mobility</p>


<p><strong>Project description:</strong></p>

<p>Thanks to technology and science advances, our quality of life is enhanced. There are many efforts to help us to monitor our health and wellness and to prevent diseases and detect potentially harmful conditions. But, there are still too many gaps to be covered to truly come up with an integrated solution that results attractive to final users and conveys trust to all involved stakeholders.</p>

<p>To overcome many of these gaps, printed and flexible electronics result in a perfect match for such kinds of applications thanks to the possibility of creating light-weight, stretchable and biocompatible devices.</p>

<p>In this project, we will investigate flexible printed wearable electrodes for biosignal acquisition and its real-time processing to detect and predict diseases and anomalies in the users. Although the technology here developed could be employed in many different scenarios, in this project the designed system will be particularized for pregnant women. In such a case, the system will consist of a mesh of stretchable electrodes to cover the abdomen. It will acquire and process both maternal and fetal electrocardiogram (ECG) signals with the aim of monitoring and evaluating both maternal and fetal wellness for long periods.</p>

<p><strong>Research Area:</strong></p>

<li>Information Science and Engineering (ENG)</li>

<p>For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to&nbsp;<strong>Professor Almudena Rivadeneyra Torres</strong>&nbsp;(<a href=""></a&gt;):</p>

<li>Letter of recommendation (optional)</li>