MSc thesis project proposal

Transient TEMPERATURE sensor measuring tissue vitality in deep wounds

A major issue with the healing of deep wounds is the risk of secondary infection after the surgery, detected too late to be managed effectively. This concern is serious e.g. in the context of colon surgery. Temperature monitoring is an effective way to check tissue vitality and detect infections. This project aims to develop temperature sensors 1) made of soft materials in order to be compliant with internal organs, 2) wirelessly operated, and 3) fully biodegradable, to avoid second surgical procedure to remove it after the monitoring period, not exceeding 30 days.


The student will perform the assignment at ECTM:

  • Duration: 12 months (9 months also possible)
  • Location: ECTM and EKL facilities

The expected activities

  • This project is to develop biodegradable materials/devices suitable for the temperature monitoring of deep internal wound.

This project is in collaboration with Prof. Paddy French in Bioelectronics group, and with Erasmus medical center 


The project requires interest in the materials and processing. The materials need to be chosen and the processing developed to make the devices. You have a biomedical engineering, physics, material science, mechanical or microelectronics background. Good communication skills in English and a pro-active attitude are expected.


dr. Clementine Boutry

Electronic Components, Technology and Materials Group

Department of Microelectronics

Last modified: 2023-12-05