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PhD Scholarship available

30 Sep 2011

A fully-funded PhD scholarship is available in the URG.

PhD Scholarship in Ultrasonics

Secure short-range wireless communications using ultrasound in air

An outstanding and highly motivated candidate is required immediately for a PhD studentship to investigate the use of modulated ultrasonic waves in air for secure transmission of data over short distances.  The project will require the design, construction and characterization of appropriate capacitive ultrasonic transmitters and receivers, and implementation of the most appropriate modulation and demodulation schemes in software and electronic hardware. The project is fully funded with an annual student stipend of €18,000 plus fees for applicants with EU status; non-EU applicants are welcome, but will be required to provide funding to cover the additional fees.

The successful candidate will join the Ultrasonic Research Group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College Cork. UCC was rated as a 5-star university in the recent 2011QS World University Rankings and is a research-intensive university delivering world-class output with centres of national and international significance. The university has a student population of approximately 20,000 students, with over 3,000 postgraduates and international students from 93 different countries. The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering attracts outstanding students to its degree programmes, and has strong links with the internationally renowned Tyndall National Institute.

Applicants should hold, or expect to obtain, a upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in electrical/electronic engineering or a closely associated discipline. Priority will be given to applicants with appropriate experience of ultrasound or telecommunications, FPGAs, MATLAB, or sensor applications. Excellent communication skills in English, both written and spoken, are expected.

Please send applications and enquiries to Dr. Bill Wright ( bill.wright@ucc.ie ) including:

 • A detailed CV, including full details of all University course grades to date
 • Contact details for three academic or professional referees
 • A detailed personal statement (1000 words) outlining your suitability for the project

Ultrasonics Research Group

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering, University College Cork, College Road, Cork, Ireland

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