[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-doc in Microrobotics/MEMS @ Purdue

Dave Cappelleri dcappell at purdue.edu
Fri Nov 15 09:10:20 PST 2013

 *Position Description
There is an open Post-Doc position in the Multi-Scale Robotics & Automation
Lab at Purdue University for a new project on the design and control of
mobile microrobot swarms for advanced manufacturing applications.
 Candidates must have a background in MEMS fabrication techniques.
Additional expertise in microrobotics, control electronics design, computer
vision, and motion planning is also desirable.

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter highlighting related
work in the area along with three professional references to:
dcappell at purdue.edu with the subject:  [Microrobotics/MEMS Post-Doc

The start date is for this position is Spring or Summer 2014 with funding
for 2 years.

*Multi-Scale Robotics & Automation Lab (MSRAL) @ Purdue
The MSRAL performs cutting-edge research on robotic and automation systems
at various length scales: macro-scale (cm to m), meso-scale (~100's of um
to a few mm's), micro-scale (10's of um to 100's of um), and nano-scale
(nm). Research areas of focus are multi-scale robotic manipulation and
assembly tasks, mobile micro/nano robotics, bio-nano robotics,
mechatronics, robotic system integration, medical robotics and devices,
MEMS device design and fabrication to aid in robotics and automation tasks,
automation for the life sciences, and micro/nano aerial and ground vehicle
design & control.

*Robotics @ Purdue ME
A number of faculty and students in the School of Mechanical Engineering
are engaged in traditional Robotics and Robotics-inspired Research.  They
conduct both fundamental and applied research in a variety of areas.  The
groups’ research activities comprise all aspects of robotics including
development of component technologies (e.g., sensors, actuators,
structures, and communication), novel robotic platforms, design, controls,
intelligence, advanced manufacturing, mechatronics, and autonomy for
robotic systems.

*MEMS/NEMS @ Purdue ME
Micro and Nanotechnology is a dynamic and expanding research area in the
School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University. The research
activities are built upon traditional mechanical engineering disciplines,
but extended into the nanoscale science and technology with the use of
modern experimental and computational tools. Current research activities
include nanoscale heat transfer, fluidics, manufacturing, optics, nano- and
micro-scale electro-mechanical devices (NEMS and MEMS).  Most of the
research is conducted at the newly established Birck Nanotechnology Center:


David J. Cappelleri, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Purdue University
Mechanical Engineering
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN  47907-2088
E-mail: dcappell at purdue.edu
Phone:  765.494.3719
Fax:    765.494.0539

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