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EPSRC DTP Studentship - 3D printed fibre sensors for breath-borne biomarker detection

Human breath contains many biomarkers of interest that offer insights into the various body conditions and diseases that the person is experiencing. Innovative sensor-based technologies could provide on-site and point-of-care detection of breath-borne volatile biomarkers.

This PhD studentship aims to use the recent 3D fibre printing technology developed from the Biointerface Group in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge ( to fabricate high sensitivity, non-contact, wearable/portable sensors for detecting selected respiratory gases.

Applicants should have (or expect to obtain by the start date) a first class in relevant disciplines, including Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Bioengineering.

EPSRC DTP studentships are fully-funded (fees and maintenance) for eligible UK students. International (including EU) students will be considered for partial funding (home-level fees and maintenance) from the DTP. We recommend that international students follow the instructions below and apply for admission to the PhD via the applicant portal by 3 December, in order to be put forward for funding from the Cambridge Trust for the home-overseas fee difference if selected.

Further details about eligibility and funding can be found at:

To apply for this studentship, please send your two page CV and a cover letter to Dr Yan Yan Shery Huang to arrive no later than Monday 1 March 2021.

Please note that any offer of funding will be conditional on securing a place as a PhD student. Candidates will need to apply separately for admission through the University's Graduate Admissions application portal; this can be done before or after applying for this funding opportunity. Note that there is a £70 fee for PhD applications. The applicant portal can be accessed via: The funding is conditional on submitting this application before 31 March 2021.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.