PhD Opportunity: Integrating Smart e-Textiles for Digital Healthcare


A PhD opportunity has arisen within the School of Materials at the University of Manchester under the supervision of Prof Yi Li and Prof Iain Buchan.

Project Description

This project focuses on design and development of advanced digital technologies for healthcare by integrating advanced materials such as Graphene and other functional 2D nano materials into smart e-textile materials (SET materials) to design and produce smart functional textile wearables to monitor human physiological signals continuously (SET devices), which will be used to develop novel cloud computational models and algorism to simulate human physiological system behaviours and their dynamic interactions with materials properties and external environments (PEH avatar). We will integrate human physiological data monitoring, data analysis and computational modelling, development of digital human (personalized health status avatar) to provide novel in-time health-wellbeing advices, guidance and healthcare and/or medical advices (PEH Apps). Study cases for identified deceases will be carried out in order to demonstrate, test and validate the smart e-textile wearable digital health technology.

Please make direct contact with the Principal Supervisor to arrange to discuss the project and submit an online application form as soon as possible. There is no set closing date; projects will be removed as soon as they are filled.

Applications are invited from UK/EU nationals. Candidates from outside of the UK must have resided in the UK for 3 years prior to commencing the PhD in order to be eligible to apply. Applicants must have obtained, or be about to obtain, at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. To apply for this opportunity please submit your application via findaphd.

Funding Notes

This is a potential studentship to be funded via the MRC Doctoral Training Programme. Projects under this scheme are competitively funded; i.e. there are more projects advertised than available.