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Overview

PhD candidate position: „Development of shaped electromagnetic pulse generation systems for induction of a therapeutic effect “

Open application for a doctoral candidate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
The doctoral candidate position is available in the Faculty of Electronics Department of Electrical Engineering. Applicants interested in other research topics related to bioelectronics and applied pulsed power biomedical technologies are also welcome to apply.

Research topic description
High intensity pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) can be used for contactless permeabilization of biological cell plasma membrane offering the high potential of applicability in drug delivery for the treatment of cancer. However, the phenomenon is poorly investigated and the exact mechanism of action is yet to be uncovered. Currently, there is an extreme lack of technological infrastructure to perform contactless PEMF-based permeabilization. The aim of this doctoral thesis is to develop a new high-power pulsed electromagnetic field system for contactless cell membrane permeabilization. The system will be based on arrays of SCR and IGBT switches for 8-12 kA pulse forming into predominantly inductive loads with predefined and programmable pulse parameters to generate up to 10 T magnetic fields. The new system will be designed for the contactless treatment of 100–500 mm3 tumors in vivo and mL range volumes in vitro. The technological solutions for high dB/dt pulse forming will be proposed and implemented including transient process compensation circuits. The high-power applicators supporting the generation of magnetic fields up to 10 T will be developed and the structure will be optimized to ensure a homogeneous treatment in the described volume. Finally, the basic applied research of the developed technology to characterize the effectiveness of the new system compared to available generators will be performed. The research results and the new technology are expected to influence further development of the PEMF permeabilization field and create a technological basis for future in vivo and clinical applications.

The selected candidate will work on the PhD thesis under the supervision of professor Vitalij Novickij. The successful applicant will have to attend scientific conferences, meetings and internships in the other universities.

Requirements
• Required background: BEng, MSc Knowledge in Electronics and/or Electrical Engineering
It is a prerequisite to be present and be accessible in the institution daily.

For more information
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. The position may not be opened if no qualified candidate is found. Additional information regarding the post may be obtained from dr. Vitalij Novickij, e-mail: vitalij.novickij@vilniustech.lt

Programme structure

The PhD programme consists of:
· Independent research under supervision;
· Courses for PhD students (approximately 30 ECTS credits);
· Participation in research networks, including placements at other, primarily foreign, research institutions;
· Teaching or another form of knowledge dissemination, which is related to the PhD topic when possible;
· The completion of a PhD thesis.

Apply now! Fall semester 2022/23
Application deadline
1 Oct 2022 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
Nov 1, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2022/23
Application deadline
1 Oct 2022 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
Nov 1, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States