Integrated optical fibre sensors for intravital monitoring
Host institution/company
Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Prof. Davide Janner, Politecnico di Torino, Department of Applied Science and Technology

Dr. Jean Schleipen, PHILIPS N.V
Type of contract
36-months full-time research grant within the PHAST-ETN project
Brief description of the project
The group at Politecnico di Torino has long-lasting expertise in fiber optics and materials for photonics and sensing.
The ESR will study and develop novel distributed fiber-based pressure sensor for the aid in diagnosis of angiogenesis in cancers (in particular, brain tumors) and monitoring. The work will be oriented also to embedding the sensors in endoscopes/arterial catheters for intravital monitor and diagnostics and their validation in phantoms.
Standard single mode fibers will be used at first to develop the sensors and at a later stage the use of bioresorbable fibers recently developed by Politecnico di Torino will also be explored.

Planned secondments at ICFO (Spain), and Philips N.V. (The Netherlands).
Applicants should hold or expect to attain, as a minimum an MSc in Electronics, Optical Engineering or Photonics, Physics, Bioengineering or related area
Knowledge and Experience
A demonstrated knowledge of at least two of the following: photonics, electromagnetic fields, optical sensing, lasers, optical fibers, fiber Bragg gratings, bioengineering, data analysis/control of instrumentation.

Research project carried out in at least one of the above disciplines
Skills and Competencies
- Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see Politecnico di Torino language skills required to be enrolled in a PhD Course.
- Please download the Information Sheet and carefully read POLITECNICO di TORINO REQUIREMENTS FOR PhD CANDIDATES (page 2 and 3 of the pdf).

Evidence of interest, aptitude and research experience in the above disciplines.
Information sheet

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