Millimeter-wave technologies for biomedical electromagnetics (PhD Position, 2015)

Millimeter-wave (MMW) technologies are increasingly used for various applications. In particular, they have been used for high data rate communications [> 5 Gb/s] and 60-GHz technologies are expected to be integrated in the near future in the next generation mobile systems. Besides, it was suggested that MMW can be used for a number of biomedical applications, including remote monitoring of wounds and non-invasive detection of glucose levels. Recently, our research team has demonstrated the possibility of selective focusing of heating in cutaneous and sub-cutaneous layers by means of MMW for thermal treatments. This opens a door to new potential applications of MMW in the field of biomedical electromagnetics, including selective targeting of skin cancers.

The main purpose of this PhD research project is to explore the potential of MMW for innovative applications in the field of biomedical electromagnetics.

The PhD student will work at the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes (IETR), UMR CNRS 6164, Rennes, France.

Education: MS or equivalent. Background: electromagnetics, numerical modeling, antenna design, microwave / MMW measurements. Knowledge in biology / biophysics is welcome but not mandatory.

To apply please provide your CV, motivation letter, and reference letters (optional) before May 31, 2015 to:
– Dr. Maxim ZHADOBOV, CNRS Researcher (
– Prof. Ronan SAULEAU, University of Rennes 1 (

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A PhD student will focus on simulating high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)-induced opening of the blood-brain barrier and targeted drug delivery – a relatively novel medical technique. A simulation environment will be developed capable of computing ultrasound propagation; micro-bubble cavitation; pressure-induced flow and transport variations; and resulting biological consequences and effects. Interaction with medical and biological experts will be possible and close contacts to other research groups in the field will have to be maintained throughout the project. Novel numerical techniques and mathematical models will have to be developed and implemented.


IT’IS Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society, Zurich, Switzerland

Duration and Commencement:

As arranged.

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