Researcher for wireless body area networks (WBAN) & human exposure for smart lenses
Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.
As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference!
The "WAVES" research group (http://www.waves.intec.ugent.be/) is the expertise center of the Department of Information Technology of Ghent University/IMEC in Belgium for physical-layer research of advanced wireless networks.
A smart contact lens is a contact lens with integrated electronics providing sensing, actuation and wireless communication functionality. Applications are active vision correction or improvement, biomedical sensing and augmented reality for improvement of the well-being of the user. Characterization of on and off-body RF propagation with one node on the eye will be important. The smart lens will thus be part of wireless body area networks (WBAN). In this context of wireless sensor networks on the human body also RF exposure has to be assessed.
Important research domains in the context of WBANS and electromagnetic exposure research are:
- RF propagation and exposure induced by smart contact lens systems and antennas
- On-body and off-body wireless propagation of wearable (smart lens) systems
- Exposure assessment of smart contact lens systems
- Gel phantoms for experimental path loss and link budget assessment
We are looking for enthusiastic candidates to perform research in the domains above in both national and international European projects. Candidates with a Master degree in Electrical engineering and Physics engineering qualify for this research job. Experience is not necessary but interest in wireless communications is a definite plus.
We offer a pleasant work climate within a young dynamic team and the possibility of obtaining a PhD.
If you are interested in this job offer, please send your application letter and curr. vitae to:
Isabelle Van der Elstraeten
INTEC - WAVES
iGent, Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 15
9052 Gent, BELGIUM - Tel.: +32-9-2643321