[robotics-worldwide] 2 Ph.D. positioons available

S.Stramigioli at ewi.utwente.nl S.Stramigioli at ewi.utwente.nl
Wed Jan 30 12:29:16 PST 2008


** 2 Ph.D. student vacancies **

 in the ReflexLeg project concerning ‘ Intelligent transfemoral prostheses’ with energy-efficient actuation and natural bidirectional control interfacing

This project is financially supported by the Dutch Technology Foundation STW (Technologiestichting STW - project number 08003).

The University of Twente is an enterprising research-oriented university, established in Enschede, the Netherlands. It currently has more than 7000 students and 2700 staff. As a young and innovative institute, the UT is internationally respected in areas ranging from public policy studies and applied physics to biomedical technology. The UT is the only Dutch campus university and has many sports and cultural facilities.

At the University of Twente two Ph.D. student positions are available in the research project ReflexLeg, granted by the Dutch Technology Foundation STW. The project  concerns the design of new concepts for leg prostheses, and involves intelligent and energy-efficient actuation and natural bidirectional control interfacing for transfemoral prostheses.

This research project is performed by the following collaborating research groups:
•	Biomedical Signals and Systems (BSS), focusing on  research in the area of neural engineering, including biomechatronics and rehabilitation engineering (http://bss.ewi.utwente.nl/)
•	Biomechanical Engineering (BE), focusing on research in the area of biomechanics, prostheses and rehabilitation robotics (http://www.bw.ctw.utwente.nl/)
•	Control Engineering (CE), focusing on robotics and mechatronics, dynamic modeling and control (http://www.ce.utwente.nl/)
•	Roessingh Research and Development (RRD): research department of the rehabilitation center ‘het Roessingh’ in Enschede, the Netherlands (http://www.rrd.nl)


 
Ph.D. 1: bi-directional control interface for transfemoral prostheses
Job description
Investigate, design and evaluate a bi-directional control interface for transfemoral prostheses users that is naturally integrated with reflex loops of the body. This interface should provide adequate observability and controllability of the prosthesis by the user.
 
Required qualifications:
Master in Electrical or Biomedical Engineering, expertise in advanced (biomedical) instrumentation, signal and systems analysis, and design. 
Vacancy number 08/029.

Ph.D. 2: adjustable and energy-efficient passive actuation for transfemoral prostheses
Job description
Investigate and design and evaluate an adjustable and energy-efficient passive actuation system for transfemoral prostheses that allows energy transfer between knee and ankle joints and that can be modulated by control inputs from the body.
Vacancy number 08/033.

Required qualifications:
Master in Electrical, Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering, expertise in systems and control engineering, robotics and design.  

We offer
We offer these positions in an inspiring and challenging environment in which research and education are closely related. As a Ph.D. candidate you will have a fulltime position for a total period of maximally four years. Based on an assessment after one year, your contract will be extended with another three years. Your salary is in accordance with the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch universities. The gross monthly salary for a Ph.D. starts at € 2000,- and increases yearly according to the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. In addition, we offer a broad package of extra benefits.

- Stefano Stramigioli

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