PhD Studentship: Fundamentals of Molecular Communications in Complex Environments

University of Warwick - School of Engineering

Start date: 31st January 2017

Duration: 3.5 years

The project:

The aim is to understand the fundamental advantages and limitations of molecular communications in complex environments and exploit its potential. Despite the abundant use of molecular signalling in nature, we lack knowledge in this area and as such have not exploited its potential in various bioengineering applications such as drug delivery and Internet of Nano Things. In the foreseeable future the demand for small devices that can coordinate and communicate with each other to complete a precision task will grow. In nano-medicine alone, the market for targeted drug-delivery is estimated to be over $520 billion by 2019 with a 16% CAGR. This 3.5-year funded project will focus on understanding the performance of molecular communications in complex diffusion environments that are relevant to a number of envisaged application scenarios. A combination of theory, simulation, and experimentation methodologies will be used to give confidence to the findings.

Please contact Dr. Weisi Guo for informal enquiries: weisi.guo@warwick.ac.uk

References: "Molecular Communication," T. Nakano, A. Eckford, T. Haraguchi, Cambridge University Press, 2013

Eligibility: UK or EU candidates with a 1st or 2.1 UK Honours degree or equivalent with a background in applied mathematics, physics, and physical biology. Applicants with a background in: information theory, fluid dynamics, or SPDEs are deemed advantageous.

Funding: The studentship covers the tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and standard stipend currently £14,296. International candidates are welcome to apply but would need to self-fund the difference between the fee rates.

How to apply:

To apply for this post you must fully complete the online application form and quote scholarship reference WG17

As soon as you have a University ID number you will be invited to upload your degree certificate, transcripts and a personal statement that explains your specific research interests and why you should be considered for this award.

Application Form Course Details:

Department: School of Engineering

Course Type: Research

Course: Engineering (PhD)

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