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

International Research Projects Office
25/03/2022

Hosting Information

Offer Deadline
EU Research Framework Programme
HE / MSCA
Country
Spain
City
Southampton

Organisation/Institute

Organisation / Company
University of Southampton
Department
Promotion and Advisory Unit
Laboratory
NA
Is the Hosting related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Contact Information

Organisation / Company Type
Higher Education Institute
Website
Email
promofpi@ugr.es
arivadeneyra@ugr.es
State/Province
Granada
Postal Code
SO17 1BJ
Street
Gran Vía de Colón, 48, 2nd floor
Phone

Description

Professor Almudena Rivadeneyra Torres, from the Department of Electronics and Computer Technology at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-PF) in 2022 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (for more information about the 2022 call, please consult: http://sl.ugr.es/0cmA).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR) was founded in 1531 and is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. With over 60,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 6,000 members of staff, the UGR offers over 70 undergraduate degrees, 100 master’s degrees (9 of which are international double degrees) and 28 doctoral programmes via its 127 departments and 22 centers. Accordingly, the UGR offers one of the most extensive and diverse ranges of higher education programmes in Spain.

The UGR has been awarded with the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)", which reflects the institution’s commitment to continuously improving its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The UGR is also internationally renowned for its excellence in diverse research fields and ranked among the top Spanish universities in a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, and international funding.

The UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking - Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). The 2021 edition of the ARWU places the UGR in 201-300th position in the world and as the second highest ranked university in Spain (http://sl.ugr.es/0cmF), reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research. The UGR stands out in the specialties of Library & Information Science (position 36); Food Science & Technology (39) and Hospitality & Tourism Management (51-75), according to the latest edition of this prestigious ranking by specialties (http://sl.ugr.es/0bSp). A little lower in the ranking, the UGR also stands out in Mathematics (76-100) and Mining & Mineral Engineering (76-100).

Additionally, the UGR has 7 researchers who are at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list (http://sl.ugr.es/0cmD), most of these related to the area of Computer Science. It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i), being positioned at 54th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe.

Internationally, the University of Granada is firmly committed to its 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, 119 projects with a total funding of around 29.233 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group:

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.

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…; 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.

Research Lines:

- Emerging devices for electronics

- New materials for electronics

- Memristors and memristive circuits

- Flexible Electronics

- Emerging sensing technologies

- Electrical characterization

- Structural characterization

- Optical characterization

- Laser-assisted fabrication of nanomaterials

- First-principles simulation

- Low-power energy conversion

- Power adapters

- Electric mobility

Project description:

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.

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 lightweight, stretchable and biocompatible devices.

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.

Research Area:

  • Information Science and Engineering (ENG)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Almudena Rivadeneyra Torres (arivadeneyra@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)