Research course

Non-invasive photonic multiple sensor for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases

University of Leeds · School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2.1), or equivalent, in mathematics, physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering. If English is not the applicant’s first language, they must provide evidence that you meet the University’s minimum English Language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The project aims at developing a novel non-invasive sensor platform for simultaneous detection and measurement of multiple biomarkers related to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and colorectal diseases (CRD). The photonic (laser based) sensor platform will be based on Leeds’ patented random laser technique and spectrally resolved photoluminescent lifetimes (SRPL) using a proprietary photonic chip approach successfully applied for non-invasive glucose sensing. The developed integrated photonic multi-sensor platform will be the first of its kind in clinical point-of-care, self-monitoring personalised medicine and wellness settings. The project will be interdisciplinary in nature with collaborations with School of Medicine and Health.

Keywords: Biosensor, Laser, Photonics, Biomarkers, Spectroscopy

Fees and funding

This scholarship is part of Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarship scheme.

This scholarship is fully funded covering fees and a maintenance of £14,254 in 2016/17

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Professor Gin Jose