Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship: MSCA-IF 2017 at the Department of Structural Mechanics

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    01/09/2018 12:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Project Office
    Promotion & Advisory Unit

Professor Guillermo Rus, from the Department of Structural Mechanics 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).

The Nondestructive Evaluation Laboratory (END, Evaluacion No Destructiva), has served results in ultrasonics for advanced materials health prognosis and medical diagnosis since 2004.

We share the aspiration of discovering fascinating phenomena in the intersecting fields of mechanics-physics-computation-materials engineering, understanding the laws behind these, and applying this knowledge to create unique concepts and technology that serve our community by innovating and entrepreneuring.

Our projects include Tissue ultrasound elastography, Ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation, Probabilistic inverse problems.

This is an example of how Engineering can help the Medical Science: understanding and using the mechanics of tissue remains an opportunity, as it is much less studied than its biochemistry or histology. Ultrasound is a mechanical wave whose interaction with tissue embraces many secrets.

Preterm birth is the leading cause of infant mortality (impact: 400.000 preterm births in US, 14M worldwide, yearly). To solve it, we propose the assess changes in the microarchitecture and stiffness of the cervix to anticipate preterm birth. Our innovations include a torsion ultrasound based probe and the prognosis algorithms, since tissue mechanics is still a largely unstudied property.

Research Area:

  • Information Science and Engineering (ENG)
  • Life Sciences (LIF)
  • Mathematics (MAT)
  • Physics (PHY)

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

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)