[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Ph.D. Positions in Robotics/Mechatronics to start ASAP at GW Robotics and Mechatronics Laboratory, Washington, DC

bentzvi bentzvi at gwu.edu
Tue Sep 17 20:26:45 PDT 2013

Ph.D. Positions in Robotics/Mechatronics at GW Robotics and Mechatronics
Laboratory, Washington, DC
Funded Ph.D. positions (Research Assistant) are available in the Robotics
and Mechatronics Research Laboratory (RML) of Dr. Pinhas Ben-Tzvi in the
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the George Washington
University. Priority will be given to highly qualified candidates who are
available to start as early as Spring (January) 2014; however, applicants
may also apply to start in the Fall (September) 2014 semester. The ideal
candidate will have a lively interest in both fundamental and applied
research in Robotics and Mechatronics.
Sample research topics include, but are not limited to:
• Bioinspired & Biomimetic Robotic Locomotion and Manipulation
• Continuum/Flexible Mechanisms and Structures
• Mobile Robotics - Autonomous Navigation and Function
• Robotic and Mechatronic Systems - Design, Modeling, Simulation, Analysis,
• System Dynamics and Control
• Electromechanical Systems Design, Integration and Prototyping

Required Qualifications: B.S. and M.S. in mechanical/electrical/computer
engineering; a burning desire to conduct both theoretical and experimental
work; highly self-motivated and persistent; strong critical and analytical
thinking skills; very high attention to details.

Preferred Qualifications: peer-reviewed conference and journal publications;
strong technical writing, strong communication and presentation skills;
highly proficient in the following:
(1) Mechanical and electrical (mechatronics) system design, manufacturing
and implementation
(2) Programming in Matlab/Simulink and/or C++ for data acquisition or
real-time feedback control
(3) Experiments design, data collection, processing and analysis.

The successful applicant will join a vibrant team of students working in the
GW Robotics & Mechatronics Lab. This is an exciting time to join because GWU
is going through a substantial growth.  The University has recently invested
an estimated $275 million in a new Science and Engineering building that
will go into operation in 2014, and hired over 40 new faculty members in the
past 4 years.

Interested students should follow the application guidelines and Stipulated
deadlines for the Graduate School at GWU
(http://www.seas.gwu.edu/apply-admissions), and explicitly indicate in their
statement of purpose that they are interested in working with Dr. Pinhas
Ben-Tzvi. Application deadlines are
October 1, 2013 for Spring 2014 (for applicants already in the US with a
Dec 15, 2014 for Fall 2014.

An early start in January 2014 is desired for exceptional applicants who
submit their application ASAP. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact
Prof. Ben-Tzvi as soon as possible at bentzvi at gwu.edu before submitting a
formal application.

Emailing Instructions:
Email Subject: PhD Application E email to bentzvi at gwu.edu

In your email, please state the specific area you are interested in. Please
include the following attachments to your email:
• CV (curriculum vitae) / Resume
• Undergraduate and graduate institutions and GPA (include unofficial
• Major courses taken
• List of peer-reviewed publications 

You can find out more about the Robotics and Mechatronics Research
Laboratory at
here: http://www.seas.gwu.edu/~bentzvi  

Prof. Pinhas Ben-Tzvi, Ph.D.
Director, Robotics and Mechatronics Laboratory
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
The George Washington University
Academic Center, Suite 731
801 22ND Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
Tel: (202) 994-6149; Fax: (202) 994-0238
Email: bentzvi at gwu.edu  
Web: www.seas.gwu.edu/~bentzvi 

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