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Research Fellow in Electronic Yarns

Nottingham Trent University - Art & Design

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £33,199 to £37,345 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd August 2019
Closes: 22nd September 2019
Job Ref: D6663

Are you an academic looking for an innovative and successful university to take your next step? At NTU, we recognise that our greatest strengths lie in the energy, expertise, and experience that our colleagues bring.  Thanks to our £421million investment in estates and equipment across our three campuses since 2003/4, we deliver an inspirational learning environment for both staff and students.  Our research facilities allow us to shape lives and society, which is central to our mission and achievements of our aims.

Our rise up the league tables, alongside a number of prestigious national awards, demonstrate the potential that creating and forging excellent partnerships, while harnessing the talents of all our people, can bring. Most notably we have been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our pioneering research. We are now looking for more passionate, ambitious people to join us and help build the university of the future.

In the School of Art and Design, we have a passion for challenging tradition and pushing boundaries. Increasingly we are achieving recognition for the relevance and quality of our research and practice. Our research is dynamic and imaginative, acting as a vital cornerstone in the activities and life of the school.

The Advanced Textiles Research Group (ATRG) in the School of Art and Design has grown rapidly since it was formed in 2010.  ATRG is currently recognised as the world’s leading research group in developing textiles with an electronic functionality by major grant funding organisations such as EPSRC, MoD, Innovate UK and the Horizon 2020 programme as well as the global textile industry.

A full time Research Fellow is required to join an EPSRC funded project entitled ‘Production engineering research for the manufacture of novel electronically functional yarns (E-yarn) for multifunctional smart textiles’. The project is being carried out by the ATRG. The aim of the project is to develop the engineering knowledge and technology necessary to manufacture a new generation of electronic textile (E-textile) devices. One of the key objectives of this project will be to develop a pilot production line to manufacture electronic yarns (E-yarns), by embedding electronic devices discretely within the fibres of a textile yarn. As part of the project a range of applications will be explored with industrial partners requiring the development of a range of commercial demonstrators.

The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the project with a specific focus on the understanding the heat flow during the soldering process, characterisation of E-yarns, and evaluating the durability of E-yarns. As such the ideal candidate will have previous experience characterising innovative E-textiles and have a good understanding of textile testing procedures. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to construction of the pilot production system.

If you have any specific queries about this post please contact Dr. Theodore Hughes-Riley (

Closing date – 22 September 2019

Interview date – TBC

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