• PhD scholarship in Hacking Microelectronics (deadline 9th April 2024)

    03/05/2024 at 14:47 0 comments

    Revolutionizing Gut Health: DTU Seeks Visionary PhD Candidate for Microelectronics Repurposing Project


    DTU Health Tech is thrilled to announce an extraordinary opportunity for a creative and ambitious PhD candidate to join our groundbreaking research project, "Energy Materials for the GUT (EMGUT)." We are seeking a highly motivated individual to push the boundaries of ingestible device technology by harnessing the power of repurposed microelectronics.

    PhD scholarship in Repurposing Microelectronics for Gut Sensing, Delivery, and Sampling Devices – DTU Health Tech

    As a key member of our team, you will have the unique opportunity to:

    • Pioneer the development of advanced ingestible devices for the gastrointestinal tract
    • Hack and repurpose consumer microelectronics, such as wireless headsets, smart home devices, and smartwatches, to create cutting-edge solutions for gut sensing, drug delivery, and microbiota sampling
    • Work closely with a diverse group of experts in the IDUN section at DTU Health Tech, led by the renowned Prof. Anja Boisen
    • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of over 40 researchers dedicated to advancing micro- and nanotechnology-based sensors, detection systems, and drug delivery devices
    • Conduct in vivo experiments with appropriate animal models to validate your innovative designs

    We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in electrical and mechatronics engineering, coupled with an open-minded and creative approach to problem-solving. The ideal candidate will thrive in a collaborative, multidisciplinary academic environment and possess a proactive, committed attitude to drive the project forward.

    At IDUN, we believe in bringing science to life through openness, inclusiveness, ambition, and collaboration. You will have the opportunity to interact with colleagues from various disciplines, including biology, microfabrication, pharmaceutical science, and polymer science, as you contribute to this highly interdisciplinary project.

    Join us in this exciting endeavor to revolutionize gut health technology and make a lasting impact on people's lives. Apply now and embark on a transformative journey in your research career at DTU Health Tech!

    For more information, please contact Assoc. Prof. Edwin En-Te Hwu (etehw@dtu.dk) .

    Application deadline: 9 April 2024 (23:59 Danish time)

  • Hardware hacking for fun and scientific research

    05/29/2022 at 16:16 0 comments

    Professor (Edwin) En-Te Hwu is currently an Associate Professor of the center of Intelligent Drug Delivery and Sensing Using Microcontainers and Nanomechanics (IDUN) in the Department of Health Technology at the Technical University of Denmark. He has a Mechanical Engineering and system integration background.  He was a postdoctoral fellow in working group 5.25 Scanning Probe Metrology at German National Metrology Institute. 

    His early research carrier in Taiwan mainly focused on nanometrology instrumentation. He actively collaborated with research institutes in Japan, Denmark, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Later, he started his carrier in Denmark in drug delivery, biosensing, lab-on-a-disc, and high-resolution 3D printing research. He often builds instruments with an unorthodox approach, implementing consumer electronics components. Thus, he is a specialist in hacking consumer electronics and has developed customized instruments to perform unique research, which commercial systems cannot fulfill. This is more complicated than using standard research-grade parts. Nevertheless, leveraging the billions of USD invested in consumer electronics, mass-produced, high-quality, and low-cost components lead to many benefits such as higher performance, shorter time-to-market and lower production cost.

    The hardware hacking approach has resulted in high value-adding technologies/patents and has given birth to 6+2 startup companies. For example, Blu-ray drive-based 3D printing led to the startup: Atto3D. Another startup, BluSense Diagnostics, uses a Blu-ray drive for disease diagnostics and was nominated for the 2021 European Inventor Award. His Nt-Unit and Atto3D teams received the largest Taiwanese and Danish governmental pre-startup prize, respectively.

    You can watch his talk at Danish Engineer Association here.

    Read more about Edwin Hwu and his interesting hacks.