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New!----------Date issued: 08-11-2012

 

The Photonics Research Centre at DIT is seeking applications for a postgraduate research scholarship position on the project “Micro/Nanofibre Optical Sensors for Biomedical Applications”.

For more details, please download the pdf file of the advertisement.

 

Closing date for applications 1 December 2012!

 

 

 

 

 

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Postdoctoral Researcher Position!!!

The Photonics Research Centre at DIT is seeking Post Doctoral Researcher!!!

For further details please check:

http://www.candidatemanager.net/cm/Micro/JobDetails.aspx?&mid=YAZCXGT&sid=EVWEV&jid=FFGTFBD&site=DIT

Latest day for receipt of applications is 14th March 2012!

 

PhD studentship is available at the Dublin Institute of Technology's Photonics Research Centre. Student fees are covered by the scholarship for EU students only. The proposed research theme is "Miniature Tunable Devices based on Microfibre Resonators with Liquid Crystal Cladding for Optical Communication Networks".

For further details contact Dr. Yuliya Semenova at yuliya.semenova@dit.ie

 

Two PhD scholarship offers available- Inviting expressions of interest

1. Dublin Institute of Technology is inviting applications for the DIT Fiosraigh PhD Scholarship Programme 2010. The Irish word Fiosraigh, which means to explore or inquire, underlines the purpose of this scholarship programme which is to promote the exploration and application of knowledge as part of DIT research strategy. The Fiosraigh Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to prospective students planning to undertake full-time PhD study.

The Photonics Research Centre  at DIT is seeking expressions of interest from academically strong candidates who wish to pursue research in the area optical fiber sensing as a part of the above call. This project will focus on investigating methods to implement a high sensitivity fiber optic acoustic sensor for application in traffic noise measurement and underwater acoustic wave detection.

For further details Click here (pdf advt).

Principal Investigators:  Dr. Qiang Wu or Prof. Gerald Farrell

For more details on this project contact  the PIs at  qiang.wu@dit.ie or gerald.farrell@dit.ie

Last date of application 29th August 2010

 

2. The Photonics Research Centre  at DIT is seeking expressions of interest from academically strong candidates who wish to pursue research in photonic sensing as part of the International Centre for Graduate Education in micro and nano Engineering PhD Scholarship Programme.

For further details contact the Principal Investigator:  Dr. Yuliya Semenova 

Email: yuliya.semenova@dit.ie

 

Download the information sheet about the ICGEE PhD programme here.

Last date of application 13th August 2010

 

Postgraduate Research (PhD) Position in Optical Fiber Sensing - Fiber Optic Sensors for Mobile Measurement Technology in Data Centres

Last date of application 28th May 2010

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the Photonics Research Centre of Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin Street, Dublin 8. The award will be co-funded by IRCSET and IBM through IRCSET’s Enterprise Partnership Scheme. Applicants must meet IRCSET’s eligibility criteria and will be assessed independently by IRCSET. Further details on the Enterprise Partnership Scheme and the project can be found at http://www.ircset.ie/Default.aspx?tabid=243

Project description- Fiber Optic Sensors for Mobile Measurement Technology in Data Centres

Power and energy consumption have become a critical issue for Data Centres, driven by the rise in energy costs, the supply and demand of energy and the proliferation of power hungry ICT equipment Recently IBM Research has developed a new technology called Mobile Measurement Technology (MMT). MMT enables a complete 3 dimensional thermal scan of a data center. A post processing engine analyses the data and creates visualisations, identifies hotspots and generates metrics for efficiencies. The functionality of MMT can be extended by including air velocity measurements to capture flow fields within the data center to further increase the opportunity for energy savings. This project will focus on extending the functionalities of MMT, by implementing fiber optic sensors to measure the airflow velocity. The work package comprises the research and development of an optical 3-dimensional directional airflow sensor and its interrogation for MMT in data centres. Several types of sensors will be investigated, such as singlemode-multimode-singlemode (SMS) fiber sensors, fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors, macro-bend fiber sensors and photonic crystal fiber (PCF) sensors. Novel methods will need to be developed to allow such sensors to be used for 3D airflow field measurements. Sensitivity, resolution and accuracy are important criteria that determine the performance of the system. The different types of sensors will be investigated and compared in order to develop the best approach to optical air velocity measurement, in terms of sensitivity, resolution, accuracy and ease of implementation, for application in MMT. As the PRC has already developed a proven high performance intensity based interrogation system, the choice of sensor type will also determine the steps needed to adapt this existing interrogation system to suit different sensor types. It is also intended to develop a global system level model of the airflow field sensor taking account of the influence of physical parameters such as temperature and its influence on the sensitivity and resolution of the system. The model will be validated experimentally using the developed system. Thus based on the requirements and the physical parameters inside data centres, a high sensitivity 3D airflow sensor will be developed for MMT.

Requirements and Position details:

Academically strong candidates are sought who have a primary degree in Applied Physics or Electronic Engineering or in a closely related discipline with a minimum honours grade of 2-I or higher and preferably a relevant Masters Degree, Candidates should also have had demonstrated exposure to optoelectronics, optical fibre communications or optical sensing in their degree. Previous research/project experience in this field would be an added advantage. For further details please contact the Principal Investigator (below).

For the successful candidate, the scholarship will provide a maintenance grant of €16,000 per year for 3 years plus all programme fees paid and funding for expenses and travel to research conferences and colloquia

 

Applications:

Please send an up-to-date CV to: Prof. Gerald Farrell (Head of School and Principal Investigator)

Closing date: 28th  May 2010

 Email: gerald.farrell@dit.ie                        Phone  +353-1-4024577 

 

Postgraduate Research (PhD) Position in Optical Fiber Sensing (MATERA)

 

Project description: Smart Structures with Embedded Sensors

This research project aims to develop smart composite structures with integrated hybrid optical fiber sensors which would allow in-situ monitoring during both the manufacturing process and service life. Compared to traditional non destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques, fiber-optic sensors offer unique capabilities: monitoring the manufacturing process of composite parts, performing NDE testing once fabrication is complete, and enabling health monitoring and structural control. Because of their minimal weight, small size and immunity to electromagnetic interference, fiber-optic sensors have significant performance advantages. To ensure the integrity of composite structures, it is desirable to simultaneously monitor the strain, temperature and vibration frequency applied to them in real time. A multi-functional sensor that can measure multiple parameters would offer significant economic advantages and end-user appeal. An important requirement for the sensor is that it should be possible to embed into the host composite without modifying its properties and functions. Fiber embedding methods will be investigated to ensure reliability and precision of the measurement and to ensure structural integrity of the host composite structure after embedding the optical fiber sensors.

Requirements and Position details:

For the successful candidate, the scholarship will provide a maintenance grant of €17,000 per year for 3.5 years plus all programme fees paid and funding for expenses and travel to research conferences and colloquia. Academically strong candidates are sought who have a Masters Degree or a good primary degree in Applied Physics or Electronic Engineering or a closely related discipline, with a minimum honours grade of 2-I or higher. Candidates should also have had demonstrated exposure to optoelectronics, optical fibre communications or optical sensing in their degree. For further details please contact the Principle Investigator (below)

Applications:

Please send an up-to-date CV to: Prof. Gerald Farrell (Head of School and Principal Investigator)

Closing date: 31st  May 2009

 

 Email: gerald.farrell@dit.ie                        Phone  +353-1-4024577 

 

Download the pdf file of the advertisement

 

This project is funded by Enterprise Ireland under the MATERA-ERA-NET Scheme

 

Postdoctoral Research Position in Optical Fiber Sensing

 

Project description:

Optical fiber sensing of temperature offers a range of advantages by comparison to an electrical sensing counterpart, eg. immunity from electrical interference, chemical resistance and a wide measurement range. Disposable fiber temperature sensors can open up new opportunities in many application areas, such as in the development of high quality composite structures which require the integration of sensors into the materials to measure the internal temperature during manufacture. The main objective of this project is the development and optimization of a novel disposable fiber temperature sensor, based on a macro-bend singlemode fiber loop which can measure temperature over a wide range with high resolution. This project will investigate several issues concerning the optimization, high temperature capability and the implementation of the sensor for internal temperature measurements of advanced composite materials. The postdoctoral researcher to be appointed will be expected to lead this research strand within the Centre.

Position details:

The Centre is seeking a postdoctoral researcher with experience in optical sensing or related areas. Experience in fiber coatings and/or fiber protection in a sensing application would be a considerable advantage. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree and have a good publication track record to date. Candidates should have a demonstrated capacity for independent work and be capable of initiating research in a group.

The contract duration is initially one year but this may be extended subject to performance and the availability of funding.

The annual salary for the position is €46,570.

Applications:

Please send an up-to-date CV to: Prof. Gerald Farrell (Head of School and Principal Investigator)

Closing date: 9th January 2009

 

 Email: gerald.farrell@dit.ie                        Phone  +353-1-4024577 

 

Download the pdf file of the advertisement

 

This project is funded by Enterprise Ireland under the Proof of Concept Scheme