In this PhD research project would provide new solutions and techniques for endoscopic investigations carried out by clinicians.  The concept is new and novel and the project involves design and experimentally testing the antennae that would deliver the RF power to target the drug delivery with precise control of location. It is envisaged that the research would make it possible through novel antenna design to achieve nearfield power transfer as well as mm-wave imaging. The successful design would bring high impact in medical technologies for various diseases that need early diagnosis and treatment which often needs a targeted drug delivery.
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mm-wave technology is an important area of research in medical treatments and it has been known to have properties to stop bleeding in internal wounds. However its ability to generate hyperthermia in biological tissues has many uses and targeted drug delivery is one the most important application if one can achieve it through endoscopic means. This new research is to develop the mm-wave endoscopic device and phantoms to prove the concept for clinical applications. The results of this research will have far reaching impacts in clinical applications of medical devices.
Design and manufacture a new mm-wave off board endoscopic tool and its applications for range of medical applications using phantoms. 

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) provide unique educational opportunities to the Defence and security sectors of both public and private sector organisations.
Based at the UK Defence Academy at Shrivenham in Oxfordshire and at Cranfield University in Bedfordshire, CDS is the academic provider to the UK Ministry of Defence for postgraduate education at the Defence Academy, training in engineering, science, acquisition, management and leadership.

As the project develops, we expect intellectual property development leading to patents and high impact publications. 

It is expected that all of the results will be published in high impact conferences and peer reviewed journals. This would allow several opportunities to present our work at conferences, workshops and exhibitions. Also there will be some travel would be required to do specialist experiments at other locations in UK. 

This PhD program will enable you to develop a new concept to deliver the needs of medical device markets and in that way it is very much rooted in developing new medical technologies with potential for spin out company from academia to business. 




At a glance

  • Application deadline30 Sep 2019
  • Award type(s)PhD
  • Start dateAs soon as possible
  • Duration of award3 years full-time / 6 years part-time
  • EligibilityEU, UK
  • Reference numberPHDEWIC07

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a first or second class UK honours degree or equivalent in a related discipline, such as engineering, chemistry or physics. The ideal candidate should have some understanding in the area of programming, design, experimental skills and industrial service delivery. The candidate should be self-motivated, have good communication skills for regular interaction with other stakeholders, with an interest for industrial research.

EU candidates require suitable IELTS (or related qualifications) scores to be eligible for this role.


This is a self-funded PhD opportunity. 

About the sponsor

This higher research degree is associated with Cranfield’s Thematic Doctoral Community which provides a focal point for engagement and academic discussion for all students involved in research at Cranfield University. It aims to encourage an effective and vibrant research culture, founded upon the diversity of activities and knowledge. A tailored programme of seminars and events alongside our Doctoral Researchers Core Development programme, provide those studying a research degree with a wealth of social and networking opportunities with Cranfield’s wider research community.

How to apply

If you are eligible to apply for this research studentship, please complete the online application form. Please quote the following title PhD in mm-wave Assisted Targeted Drug Delivery Technologies
and reference number PHDEWIC07. In addition to the application form, please attach a covering or motivational letter as well as a CV.

For further information contact us today:
CDS Admissions office
T: 44 (0) 1793 785220