[robotics-worldwide] PhD Positions Available to start ASAP

Pinhas Ben-Tzvi bentzvi at gwu.edu
Fri Jun 22 12:20:02 PDT 2012

PhD Positions Available to start ASAP
GW Robotics and Mechatronics Laboratory, Washington, DC


The Robotics and Mechatronics Laboratory (RML) in the George Washington
University – the flagship Robotics Research Center of the University – is
seeking highly qualified candidates for available positions in the Ph.D.
level starting as early as September (Fall) 2012. The ideal candidate will
have a lively interest in both fundamental and applied research topics.
Applicants with a background in any of the following disciplines (or a
combination) are welcome to apply: mechanical engineering,
electrical/computer engineering, and computer science.


The successful applicant will join a vibrant team of students working in GW
Robotics & Mechatronics Lab to do research in Robotics and Mechatronics.
This is an exciting time to join because GWU is going through a substantial
growth.  The University has recently invested over $350 million in a new
Science and Engineering building and hired over 32 new faculty members in
the past 3 years.


Applicants should have strong background and research interests in Robotics
and Mechatronics and should like to work on the boundary between theory and
practice. Sample research topics include, but are not limited to:

*	Mobile Robotics and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - Autonomous Navigation
and Function
*	Robotic and Mechatronic Systems - Design, Modeling, Simulation,
Analysis, Integration
*	Robotic Vision/Perception and Visual Servoing
*	Modular and Reconfigureable Mobile Robotics
*	Intelligent Autonomous Systems
*	Bioinspired & Biomimetic Robotic Locomotion and Manipulation
*	Continuum/Flexible Mechanisms and Structures
*	Sensing, Actuation and Measurement Modalities for Biomedical
*	Haptics Interfaces and Devices for Robotics Applications
*	MEMS-based & Smart Materials-based Sensors & Actuators for
*	Microprocessor-based Distributed and Modular Control Systems
*	Medical Robotics and Rehabilitative Robotics
*	System Dynamics and Control
*	Mechanism and Machine Design, Analysis and Synthesis
*	Electromechanical Systems Design, Integration and Prototyping
*	Computer Aided Design/Engineering CAD/CAE, Industrial Automation and
Manufacturing Systems

For more information see http://www.seas.gwu.edu/~bentzvi/


Outstanding students interested in pursuing Ph.D. degree at RMLab should
follow the format given below.

Email Subject: PhD Application à email to bentzvi at gwu.edu


In your email, please state the specific area you are interested in. You
should clearly state financial needs and whether you are holding or are
eligible for Scholarships from any source. Please include the following
attachments to your email:

*	CV (curriculum vitae) / Resume
*	Undergraduate and graduate institutions and GPA (please include
unofficial transcripts)
*	Major courses taken
*	List of publications

Eligibility of positions is dependent upon acceptance into a graduate
program in the  <http://www.mae.seas.gwu.edu/> Department of Mechanical and
Aerospace Engineering.


An early start in September 2012 is desired for exceptional applicants who
submit their application ASAP. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact
Prof. Ben-Tzvi as soon as possible at  <mailto:bentzvi at gwu.edu>
bentzvi at gwu.edu 



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