[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Nanyang Technological University: 2 PhD Positions in Robotics and Mechatronics for 3D Printing

Lorenzo MASIA lorenzo.masia at ntu.edu.sg
Tue Apr 14 23:22:44 PDT 2015

Nanyang Technological University: 2 PhD Positions in Robotics and
Mechatronics for 3D Printing. 
Position: Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP) at Nanyang Technological
University (NTU-Singapore) offers 2 fully-funded PhD positions to work on
cutting-edge research projects within the area of Robotics, Mechatronics,
computer-aided computational design in 3D Printing.
Specific PhD research topics include:
•	Design of Robotic Architecture for 3D Printing for construction; 
•	Computational design methods for multi-material and active structures and
parts fabricated through 3D Printing;
•	Bio-inspired computational design methods for 3D Printing;
•	Novel 3D printing process and methodology for the fabrication of complex
joint systems for construction, including lightweight and deployable
•	Advanced design automation and optimization methods for complex material
•	Complete model and full simulation of a new 3D printing process for
construction materials deposition.

A variety of engineering areas are investigated including mechatronics and
robotics, structures and material science, as well as applied in a wide
range of industries including healthcare, automotive and buildings. The
position also involves teaching assistance in the areas of CAD, technical
drawing, engineering design, and computational design and fabrication.

Your profile: We are looking for excellent applicants with a Bachelor or
Master degree in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied
Mathematics, Materials Science or a related area of study, who are motivated
to carry out internationally leading research. 

Knowledge in one or more of the following topics is mandatory: robotics and
mechatronics, control design, computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided
engineering (CAE), computational structural mechanics, computational design,
computational optimization, additive manufacturing, applied computing and
applied artificial intelligence.

What we are offering: The PhD positions are fully funded with a competitive
salary (tuition fee is covered by NTU). You will be part of a highly
motivated, international team at one of the most competitive universities in
Asia and in the world. Besides working in our growing, ambitious team you
will also have the chance to collaborate with numerous faculty, other labs
and industrial partners co-funding the project.

PhD starting date is January 2016, and application deadline is August 2015.

Further information: For further information please see our website:
Application: Please contact at first Asst Prof Lorenzo MASIA for further
info by email: lorenzo.masia at ntu.edu.sg
Send applications including CV, university transcripts, and two references
to: http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/R-Programs/Pages/default.aspx

Scientific publications are an advantage and a maximum of three should also
be included where available.

About NTU: Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University
(NTU) is the fastest-rising university in the world’s Top 50 and ranked 39th
globally. NTU is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young
universities. With more than 400 partnerships with top academic institutions
and industry leaders such as BMW and Rolls-Royce, NTU is ranked No. 1
globally for industry income and innovation. It is also No. 1 among top
Asian universities in terms of normalised research citation impact (Thomson
Reuters’s InCites 2012).

Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP) aspires to be an international
centre of excellence, to consolidate cutting edge technology and research in
the area of 3D printing. With close to S$150 millions  funding secured from 
NRF (National Research Foundation), EDB (Economic Development Board), A*STAR
and MOE (Ministry of Education), NTU and external partners, SC3DP provides a
platform that spearheads Singapore’s efforts in 3D Printing.
The centre aims to build on Nanyang Technology University’s (NTU) existing
strengths and competencies in 3D printing for manufacturing and precision
engineering. Currently, NTU’s capabilities in 3D printing are housed in 3
main setups: 
1)   NTU Additive Manufacturing Centre (NAMC): College-level research centre
2)   NTU-SUTD Joint Laboratory in Visualisation and Prototyping:
Inter-university partnership with the Singapore University of Technology and
Design (SUTD)
3)   Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech- NTU) Joint
Lab in 3D Additive Manufacturing: Joint collaboration with an Agency for
Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Institute.
With increasing worldwide interest and attention in 3D printing, it is
crucial for Singapore to capitalise on its current strengths and intensify
current efforts in this area so as to enhance its competitive edge. In
collaboration with major industry partners, the Centre will harness,
strengthen and expand 3D printing capabilities in Singapore in the key areas
of Aerospace and Defence, Building and Construction, Marine and Offshore,
and Future of Manufacturing.

Lorenzo MASIA, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor |
Robotics Research Center
Division of Mechatronics and Design 
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 
Nanyang Technological University  
N3.2-02-46, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798  
Tel: (65) 6790-6239 GMT+8h | Email: lorenzo.masia at ntu.edu.sg  
Web: www.lorenzomasia.info 

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