Restoration of human functional activity has been a drive for many centuries dating back to early Egyptian and Greek civilizations. These interventions would often take the form of a prosthesis made from various materials; depending upon the body part, technology has progressed to using newer materials enabling lighter devices and more realistic appearances. State of the art research is looking at the integration of robotics, electrical components, temperature, pressure sensors etc. The question is what is the next iteration? In parallel with the developments detailed above, the field of tissue engineering has progressed significantly with various relevant tissues now able to be âfabricatedâ in vitro. This group of 4 PhD researchers will be working together to integrate the latest prosthetic and bioengineering developments to develop âsmart prosthesisâ. The areas of study will be Biological Interfaces, Loading and Performance, Relevant Materials & Design and Integration. The supervisory group is composed of academics from across the whole of Loughborough University.
For an informal discussion please contact Professor Mark Lewis (e-mail HoSfirstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 01509 226430) and Professor Vadim Silberschmidt (e-mail V.Silberschmidt@lboro.ac.uk; phone: 01509 227504).
Applications are now invited fromÂ students who want to embark on a full-time research degree programme commencing in Autumn Term 2013.
Each Graduate School studentship is valued at Â£13,726 plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. Applicants must be eligible to pay tuition fees at UK/EU rates.
For full details please visit the Apply link below.
The deadline for applications is 28th June 2013