14/09/2017
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship: MSCA-IF 2017 at the Department of Electronics and Computer Technology


  • OFFER DEADLINE
    01/09/2018 12:30 - Europe/Brussels
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • LOCATION
    Spain, Granada
  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    International Project Office
  • DEPARTMENT
    Promotion & Advisory Unit
  • LABORATORY
    NA

Professor Antonio Martínez Olmos, from the Department of Electronics and Computer Technology at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in this university. Applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information in the participant guide: http://sl.ugr.es/097k).

Our multidisciplinary research group, ECsens (http://ecsens.ugr.es) was started in 2000 by researchers from the Department of Electronics and Computer Technology, and the Department of Analytical Chemistry of the University of Granada. Our aim is the design, development and fabrication of sensors and portable instrumentation for environmental, health, food and toxicological analysis and monitoring, extendable to other areas. ECsens is composed of Chemists, Physicists and Electrical and Computer Engineers (M.Sc. and Ph.D.), as well as laboratory technicians.

Our available expertise comprises:

  • Development of mixed analog-digital portable electronic instrumentation platforms for signal processing of mono- and multi-analyte sensors.
  • Flexible and printed electronics with special interest in sensing-enable RFID platforms.
  • Smartphone-based (bio-) analytical instrumentation
  • Smart sensor processing through dynamic reconfiguration.
  • Design and fabrication for connectivity and sensor networks.
  • Development of software for computer-controlled instrumentation.
  • Chemical synthesis methodologies of (bio-) chemical sensors.
  • Encapsulation in nano- and micro-particles.
  • Printing and deposition technologies for sensors on polymeric matrices.

Facilities:

  • Laboratory for electrical and electronic characterization up to 8 GHz
  • Laboratory for optical characterization of sensors
  • Laboratory for material and semiconductor characterization
  • Laboratory for preparation and synthesis of chemical sensors
  • Measurement equipment for radiated EM fields
  • Equipment for multilayer PCB prototyping

Title: Development of instrumentation for the reading of optical chemical sensors.

Objectives:

  • Design and implementation of electronics for optical excitation and response acquisition of chemical gas sensors.
  • Research on diverse energy harvesting architectures for the development of passive tags.
  • Design of ultra-low power consumption instrumentation for the implementation of full passive tags.
  • Development of Android applications for the use of a smartphone as optical detector and image processor.

The project consists on the development of instrumentation based on diverse architectures, for the excitation and reading of chemical sensors that present an optical response. These chemical sensors are developed by our colleagues of the Analytical Chemistry Dept. of The University of Granada, and they are aimed to sense diverse objectives including gases (O2, CO2, N2, NH3, etc.) or other substances in dissolution (metals, carbon dots, etc.).

One particular objective is the development of passive tags for the monitoring of gases concentrations in intelligent packaging. These tags are usually powered form an external device through an RFID connection; therefore the use of RFDI antennas is also included in the proposed work.

Resources:

Both methodologies and lab equipment are available in our research group to immediately start the research.

Research Area:

  • Information Science and Engineering (ENG)

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

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)