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Fully Funded PhD in Biomedical Engineering in U.K

We are seeking applicants for a prestigious Kelvin-Smith Scholarship award at the Biomedical Engineering Research Division, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, with an interest in working in an interdisciplinary engineering research environment.

University of Glasgow

The research project will develop bio-inspired paradigms underlying the RunBot walking robot into rehabilitation technology for spinal cord injury. The RunBot was developed at Glasgow University and is the fastest robot of its kind, revolutionising the way in which we think about walking (http://www.berndporr.me.uk/ijrr). The walking pattern of the RunBot is generated by the simple idea that ground contact information is used to trigger the walking cycle. We now wish to use this new paradigm as a model to develop new orthetic devices to help people with walking disabilities or with spinal injuries.


EPSRCWe are currently recruiting graduates in Engineering or the Physical Sciences for October 2011 who have obtained, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second class honours degree to join the Medical Devices Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Strathclyde which is funded by the EPSRC Life Sciences Interface Programme.

The centre is designed to allow graduates to carry out research relevant to problems in healthcare that can be addressed through new medical devices or related technologies. The students of the centre have the opportunity to work with medical companies and NHS and other clinical groups in state of the art research projects. The projects carried out in the centre have a high degree of relevance to the clinicians, patients and medical companies who are the end users of such research.