Doctoral Grant (BOF), Terahertz Computed Tomography - 2019BAPDOCPROEX244

Position nr.: 
Dept. of Physics (Vision Lab)
Date posted: 
Wednesday, 24 July, 2019
Position status: 
Full Time Salaried
Project title: 

Doctoral Grant (BOF), Terahertz Computed Tomography


Tomography is an image reconstruction technique that leans strongly on large-scale numerical mathematics, particularly linear algebra. Like X-rays, THz waves can give information about the interior of an object through interaction with the object. You will develop image reconstruction methods for 3D terahertz imaging and apply these to terahertz hardware technology developed at imec.
-You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Terahertz Computed Tomography.
-You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment.
-You contribute to teaching and research in the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science.


-You hold a master degree in the fields of Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or Engineering.
-You can submit outstanding academic results.
-Students in the final year of their degree can also apply.
-Foreign candidates are encouraged to apply.
-Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
-You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
-Gοοd communication skills in English аrе requested.
-Expertise іn thе following fields іѕ considered a plus: GPU programming, C/C++ programming, matlab / python scripting, image processing, image reconstruction or inverse problems.

Labs involved: 

The Vision Lab, an imec ( research group at the University of Antwerp ( ), has unique expertise in the development of algorithms for reconstruction, processing and analysis of imaging data. The working environment is strongly interdisciplinary, combining techniques and insights from Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science. The group has a broad range of national and international collaborations with both academic and industrial partners. Recent Vision Lab publications on tomography can be found on:

Our offer: 

-a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation;
-the start date of the scholarship will be between October 1st 2019 and October 1st 2020;
-a gross monthly grant ranging from € 2.373,36 to € 2.516,73;
-a dynamic and stimulating work environment;
-a world-class research environment with brand new, state-of-the-art terahertz and X-ray imaging infrastructure.

Starting date: 
to be discussed

Applications may only be submitted online (, until the closing date August 11th 2019 and should include a copy of your CV and a cover letter.
A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.
The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place between August 20th and September 12th 2019.
More information about the online application form can be obtained from
For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Jan De Beenhouwer ( and Prof. Jan Sijbers (