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Optical Sensors, NPK Sensors, Spectroscopy, Photonics, Artificial Intelligence (AI)


Work description

Objective: development of an NPK monitoring system in leachate vats. Work to be performed: tests for optimizing an existing photonic system and artificial intelligence algorithms to extract the NPK spectral information from manure tanks for precision organic fertilizing system. Tasks: sampling, chemical determination and quantification of NPK, chemometrics data analysis and AI, participation in patent and research papers writing, organization of live demos and production of final reports/deliverables.

Academic Qualifications

Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Pharmacy

Minimum profile required

Experience in the related areas. Experience in spectroscopic and photonic analysis applied to NPK detection/determination. Experience in the development of analytical methodologies

Preference factors

Experience in advanced chemical analysis, R statistical package, chemometrics and AI. In context of optical sensors: experience in absorption and emission spectroscopy and optical sensor validation.

Application Period

Since 04 Dec 2019 to 31 Jan 2020


Cluster / Centre

Networked Intelligent Systems / Applied Photonics

Scientific Advisor

Pedro Jorge