Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

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

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    02/09/2021 20:00 - Europe/Brussels
    HE / MSCA
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Andrés Godoy Medina, from the Department of Electronics and Computer Technology & Pervasive Electronics Advanced Research Laboratory 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, 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 Laboratory also includes a computer cluster for device and circuit-level modelling and simulation. This cluster encompasses 14 nodes HPE Proliant DL360 Gen10. Each node includes: i) An Intel Xeon-S 4210 processor with 10 cores and 20 threads @ 2.2 GHz and 13.75 MB of cache memory; ii) 2 modules of RAM DDR4 de 64 GB (model PC4-2933Y-R); iii) one SSD for intense R/W with capacity for 960GB (model HPE 960GB SAS 12G). In total it means 140 cores (280 threads), 1.8TBytes RAM and 14 TBytes of SSD. A Gigabit TP-Link router with 16 connections (model TL-SG1016D) interconnects the nodes. The whole system is supported by a set of uninterruptible power supply (model HPE R1500VA) modules, one for every two nodes. Additionally, the UGR supercomputing facilities are also available to the members of the research group. More details can be found elsewhere: http://alhambra.ugr.es.

Project description:

The development of instrumentation for clinical diagnosis, aiming to provide early detection of biomarkers, or addressing e-health and e-wellness applications, is a key research area. Today’s systems are capable of getting and processing huge amount of biomedical and biochemical data, captured by sensors with different targets, including: cellular activity, biomolecule sensing, pH, chemical/biological compounds, etc. In order to boost the functionality of these systems it is necessary improve the performance of the acquisition devices, making them smaller, cheaper, low-power and, if possible, flexible exploiting them for wearable applications.

Among the proposed solutions, transducers based on FETs (Field-Effect-Transistors) seem to be an excellent choice, as they can leverage the extraordinary development of nanoelectronics technolgoy during the last decades.

The objective of this project is the modeling and simulation of Bio-FETs and Bio-Sensors based on 2D materials (Graphene, Transition Metal Dichalcogenides, etc.) by means of a multi-scale approach which encompasses: (1) an accurate description of the electronic band structure of 2D materials based on atomistic simulations; (2) a semiclassical approach for the electron and hole transport in the Bio-FETs; and (3) sophisticated models for the surrounding electrolyte containing the analytes (ions or biomolecules) to be detected.

Candidates with background in one or several of the following topics are welcomed: Electronics, Physics, Material Science, Telecommunications, Numerical Computing and Chemistry.

Research Area:

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

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Andrés Godoy Medina (agodoy@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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