Associate Professor in E-textiles and Electronics Architecture

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Location
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (GB)
Salary
£50,132 - £58,089
Posted
29 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
28 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Associate Professor in E-textiles and Electronics Architecture

Job Ref No:    D2565
College: Art, Architecture, Design & Humanities 
School: School of Art and Design
Salary: £50,132 - £58,089
Grade: J
Campus:  City 

Additional Information:  

Are you an academic looking for an innovative and successful university to take your next step?  At NTU, we recognise that our greatest strengths lie in the energy, expertise, and experience that our colleagues bring.  Thanks to our £421million investment in estates and equipment across our three campuses since 2003/4, we deliver an inspirational learning environment for both staff and students.  Our research allows us to shape lives and society, which is central to our mission and achievements of our aims. 

The Advanced Textiles Research Group (ATRG) is an established unit situated within the School of Art and Design.  The Research Group has a proven record of world class academic outputs in the area of electronic textiles, and is passionate about the application of their research in a practical context, having an excellent record of accomplishment in working with industry, maximising economic impact and winning research funding.
Current research areas include the embedding of semiconductors, such as LEDs, thermistors, acoustic, photodiodes and vibration sensors, into yarns, enabling them to be incorporated unobtrusively into clothing and other textiles.  These ‘E-yarns’ have a wide variety of applications.  Electronic and data handling functionality needs to be added in a discrete way.  An intelligent garment may be monitoring the wearer’s biometrics, the external environment or both, but how and where should the data being generated by the garment be captured, stored and processed; on-garment, on-person (e.g. a mobile phone or smart watch) or remotely (e.g. by a doctor or clinician).  How we go about making the design decisions that impact upon the garment, the electronic hardware and the data processing is critical to ensure the required intelligence is captured.   

The growing quantity of real-time data being collected and the correlation between multiple types of sensors gathering data also presents the ‘big data’ challenge. AI tools and techniques may also play a part in turning the raw data into meaningful and actionable data, but implicit in many of these techniques are a prior understanding of the patterns or trigger data one is looking for, which may not yet be fully understood given the newness of this data gathering technology and lack of existing data sets for reference to provide accurate patterns for medical purposes.  

This role is a significant opportunity to bring research leadership experience and research skills that will contribute to the future direction of research in the ATRG. 

If you are an innovative thinker with a relevant background, then this may be the opportunity to work in this exciting and progressive field, that can make a substantive difference to peoples’ lives. 

To submit an online application for this position, please visit www.ntu.ac.uk/vacancies    

Closing date – 28/05/19

Interview date – TBC

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Professor Tilak Dias, ATRG Lead, via email tilak.dias@ntu.ac.uk     

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