Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

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

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    02/09/2021 18:00 - Europe/Brussels
    HE / MSCA
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Francisco J. García Ruiz, from the Department of Electronics and Computer Technology & Pervasive Electronics Advanced. at the University of Granada, 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 Mobility Rule (more information about the 2020 call: http://sl.ugr.es/0aNV, the 2021 call is not yet open).

Brief description of the institution:

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’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.

The UGR has awarded with the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)", which reflects the UGR’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&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) (http://sl.ugr.es/0bsW). 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 & Information Science (position 32) and Food Science & Technology (position 36). Moreover, the UGR is also situated amongst the first 100 universities in Mining & Mineral Engineering between (76th-100th position), in Mathematics (between 76th-100th position) and in Hospitality & 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.

Additionally, the UGR has 8 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in Computer Sciences & Engineering (position 101-150). It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i), being positioned at 43th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe.

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.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group:

Our Laboratory (www.ugr.es/~pearl) is integrated by an experienced and interdisciplinary group of professors, post-doctoral researchers, and Ph.D. students with proved competence in power electronics, energy harvesting, new materials for electronics applications, sensors and transducers, flexible electronics, memristive systems, electrical characterization, and advanced modeling and simulation. During the last years, members of the group have coordinated or participated in 8 European projects, 2 Extranational Projects, 3 National projects, and 7 Industrial Driven projects. 15 patents have been granted and more than 200 peer-reviewed works have been published. State-of-the-art facilities are available: Impedance Spectroscopy, Vector Network Analysis, High Bandwidth Real-Time Signal Monitoring, Semiconductor Parametric Analysis, Power Analysis, including also structural techniques (Raman Spectroscopy, XPS, DRX, AFM, SEM, RMN), and a flexible electronics facility (spin coating, inkjet printing, 3D printing, screen printing, and CNC lasers). The facilities also include a computer cluster for device and circuit-level modelling and simulation.

Project description:

In the current framework of Internet of Things networks and 5G communications, and the consequent steady increase in the number of connected devices and applications, the development of flexible radiofrequency devices demands new proposals able to boost current state-of-the-art. Emerging technologies such as graphene and 2D materials have become relevant in several fields, including electronics and, in particular, wearable electronics, where their inherent flexibility would be of great use. In particular, graphene, with its outstanding electrical, mechanical and thermal properties, is an excellent candidate for the mid-term development of commercial flexible radiofrequency (RF) circuits.

In this project, we propose to work in a multilevel approach to the development of flexible graphene and 2D materials based devices and circuits: (1) in a multiscale simulation framework, we propose the modeling of flexible devices, from the atomistic properties of the materials to the circuit level design, accomplished by developing physics-based compact models; (2) in parallel, the design, fabrication and characterization of flexible devices and circuits will be considered, employing not only our own laboratory but also our partners facilities.

Candidates with background in one or several of the following topics are welcomed: Electronics, Physics, Telecommunications.

Research Area:

  • Information Science and Engineering (ENG)
  • Physics (PHY)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Francisco J. García Ruiz (franruiz@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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