[robotics-worldwide] JOB: Post Doc Position at FEMTO-ST, Besancon, France

Philippe LUTZ (FEMTO-ST) Philippe.Lutz at ens2m.fr
Mon May 25 00:25:34 PDT 2009

Post Doc position at FEMTO-ST/AS2M, Besançon, France

Title: MEMS Design for Microrobotics

A Post Doc position is available for design, development and 
characterization of actuated bi-stable mechanical MEMS in order to build 
a new kind of microrobots.
Microrobotics deals with the design, the fabrication and the control of 
robots able to manipulate small size components (smaller than 1 millimeter).
The laboratory started studying and designing a new generation of 
microfabricated microrobots using a modular concept and an open loop 
control strategy. These new microrobots, named “digital microrobots” (or 
“/dimibots/”) are based on the assembly in a finally monolithic system 
of several “elementary modules” from a library of basic function 
modules. Several designed structures (Chen Qiao and al, IEEE/ASME MESA 
2008)have demonstrated the relevance of this approach, but new 
developments and improvements are required.

The objectives of the Post Doc position are:
- to propose new actuated bi-stable mechanical structures 
microfabricated with clean room technologies;
- to contribute to the design and microfabrication of these structures 
and monolithic microrobots (MEMS);
- to contribute to the static and dynamic characterization of the 

The Post Doc will take charge of the microfabrication in clean room and 
will use the microfabrication facilities available in FEMTO-ST.
The candidate must be Ph.D graduated and have an experience in clean 
room microfabrication. A good knowledge in the design of mechanical 
structures and in microsystems is required.

Interested candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae, evidence of the 
required expertise (papers which could be either published, accepted for 
publication or in preparation), a summary of the research background and 
interests by e-mail to philippe.lutz at femto-st.fr 
<mailto:philippe.lutz at femto-st.fr> and/or yassine.haddab at femto-st.fr 
<mailto:yassine.haddab at femto-st.fr>. Review of applications will begin 
as soon as they are received. The position is available and the start 
date is as soon as possible.

You can explore the various research activities at the FEMTO-ST at:

If you need further information, please contact:
philippe.lutz at femto-st.fr <mailto:philippe.lutz at femto-st.fr>
yassine.haddab at femto-st.fr <mailto:yassine.haddab at femto-st.fr>

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