[robotics-worldwide] PhD positions in Biorobotics

Paolo Dario dario at sssup.it
Tue Sep 26 00:38:09 PDT 2006

***** PhD Student Positions Available *****

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy (www.sssup.it)

CRIM (Centre of Research In Microengineering) Lab
Coordinator: Prof. Paolo Dario
ARTS (Advanced Robotics Technology & Systems) Lab
Coordinator: Prof. Maria Chiara Carrozza


Fully funded PhD student positions in 'BIO-ROBOTICS'

Call for applications at 
Deadline for applications: October 31, 2006
Starting date of the PhD course: January 15, 2007

The Ph.D. programme in Bio-Robotics aims at educating highly competent 
researchers with the potential to be leaders in this area. The students 
will be educated in a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment, 
both through high level courses and through a demanding, creative and 
original research work. Doctoral research projects will be carried on in 
very well equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories (in such fields as 
bio-robotics, micro- and nano-technology, biomimetics, prosthetics) and 
through personal and team work performed under the supervision of a 
committed full-time faculty.

The students will investigate how biological systems work from an 
engineering viewpoint, and will make use of such knowledge to pursue 
challenging research projects aimed at modeling, designing and building 
novel components and systems for biomedical applications, such as 
surgery and rehabilitation. The accomplishments of the students will be 
assessed by the number of papers published in peer reviewed 
international journals and by the number of patents filed.

At the end of the Ph.D. programme, students will possess solid 
scientific and engineering skills, the ability to conceive and carry out 
original research projects, and an autonomous entrepreneurship spirit.

The students will be involved in international collaborations and will 
have the opportunity to work with international partners, also abroad. 
Contacts and collaborations with industry will be also part of the Ph.D. 
educational programme.

Paolo Dario
Professor of Biomedical Robotics
IEEE Fellow
Director, Polo Sant'Anna Valdera
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 33
56127 Pisa - Italy

Polo Sant'Anna Valdera
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34
56025 Pontedera (Pisa) - Italy

Tel: +39-050-883420
Fax: +39-050-883497
email:dario at sssup.it

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