Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Post-doctoral position at University of Granada: Apply for an Athenea3i-2018 Research Fellowship at the Department of Electronics and Computer Technology

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    30/10/2018 09:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Andrés Godoy, from the Department of Electronics and Computer Technology at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for an Athenea3i Research Fellowship in 2018 at this University. The information about the Fellowship conditions, how to apply, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Evaluation Process, etc. is available in https://athenea3i.ugr.es/. Please note that applicants must comply with the Eligibility Criteria (https://athenea3i.ugr.es/?page_id=23).  

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. It serves more than 60000 students per year, including many foreign students, as UGR is the leader host institution in the Erasmus program. UGR, featuring 3650 professors and more than 2000 auxiliary personnel, offers a total of 75 degrees through its 112 departments and 28 centers.

UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 5/10 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 (http://www.arwu.org/), and it is also well recognized for its web presence (http://www.4icu.org/top200/).

Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of H2020, both at partner and coordination. For the duration of the Seventh Framework Programme, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 17.97 million euros, and for H2020, until 2015, more than 25 projects with total funding of more than 6 million euros. Our more than 3,000 researchers are grouped into 365 research groups covering all scientific fields and disciplines.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

The Pervasive Electronics Advanced Research Laboratory (PEARL) is integrated by a vast, experienced and interdisciplinary group of researchers including professors, post-doctoral researchers (Marie Curie) 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 2 Industrial Driven projects. 8 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.

Project description

The irruption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and associated Industry 4.0 is expected to provoke dramatic changes in our daily lives. Numerous areas will be affected, however, among all of them, the so-called wearables stand certainly as one of paramount importance. The fast rising of the wearable technology market will reach €50 billion by end of 2018 and it is expected to increase in factor of five for the next six years. As a consequence, this topic has been incorporated in the short-term planning of all the related companies and in the agenda of international research agencies.

However, the ability to develop wearable technology still faces serious challenges, namely the flexibility of the devices, the need to reduce their weight and power consumption. In this sense, the current use of bulky batteries is a point of intense research. Additionally, the average cost making use of the current technologies is too high, becoming a serious hindrance to reach the mass market as its ultimate goal.

Considering all the aforementioned challenges, this research line focus on the following aspects:

  • Identify business opportunities existing in the emerging field of wearables, flexible electronics and IoT, strengthening Europe’s position.
  • Develop a cutting-edge modular platform, spreading the use flexible and wearable electronics.
  • Decrease manufacturing costs combining existing technologies or developing new ones to achieve more accessible products and reach a higher number of potential applications.
  • Assess the environmental impact of the technology and look for sustainable products.

Candidates with a background in one or several of the following topics are welcomed: Electronics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Science.

Research Area

  • Information Science and Engineering (ENG)

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

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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