[robotics-worldwide] Postdoctoral Positions at CMU NanoRobotics Lab
sitti at cmu.edu
Tue Mar 13 20:39:42 PDT 2012
NanoRobotics Lab @ Carnegie Mellon University has openings for postdoctoral researchers in following areas:
1) Bacteria Propelled Micro-Robotic Swarms: This interdisciplinary project, funded by the NSF Cyber Physical Systems program, aims to develop theoretical and experimental frameworks for design, manufacturing, and control of new bacteria-propelled swimming micro-robot swarms for understanding and controlling their stochastic dense network behaviors towards potential future medical applications. Requirement: PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Physics, or related fields with research background in micro-robotics, micro-fabrication, micro-fluidics, cell biology, stochastic systems, swarms, and biological imaging.
2) Gecko-Inspired Micro/Nano-Fiber Adhesives: This project (http://nanolab.me.cmu.edu/projects/geckohair/) aims to design, analyze and manufacture gecko-inspired polymer micro/nano-fibrillar adhesives as new gripping materials for miniature climbing and medical robots and as new soft grippers for robotic manipulation systems. Requirement: PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or related fields with research background in micro/nano-fabrication, miniature mobile robot design and fabrication, bio-inspired micro/nano-materials, micro/nano-manipulation, micro/nano-mechanics, and adhesion and friction at the micro/nanoscale.
To apply, please send your CV, a cover letter with your specific interest for the related position, and 2-3 reference names with their contact information to Prof. Metin Sitti (sitti at cmu.edu). The deadline for applications is April 15, 2012. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.
Metin Sitti, PhD
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Institute
NanoRobotics Lab, Carnegie Mellon University
Address: 5000 Forbes Ave., 320 Scaife Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
E-Mail: sitti at cmu.edu
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