[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc position at the Italian Institute of Technology

Giorgio Metta Giorgio.Metta at iit.it
Mon Feb 9 02:40:48 PST 2015

Dear roboticists,
This may be of interest.
Post-Doctoral position on processing of graphene, two-dimensional (2d) crystals and hybrid systems for structural materials with applications to robotics

See also: http://goo.gl/lWMN0G

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT (www.iit.it) is opening in 2015 a Post-Doctoral position regarding processing of graphene, 2d crystals and hybrid systems for the development of new structural materials with applications to robotics. IIT was established in 2003 and successfully created a large-scale infrastructure in Genova and a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide with an international staff of about 1100 people from more than 50 countries. IIT's research endeavour focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible application from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, life sciences and nano-biotechnologies.

A post-doctoral position is currently available to work on the production and processing of graphene, 2d crystals and hybrid structures with the goal of obtaining new materials to be applied to the design and construction of robotic structures.

In particular, these new materials will form the links of the robotic arms and torso. They will house the actuators (typically electric motors) and be subject to interaction forces with the environment. This is an ambitious frontier research program, with a strong interdisciplinary nature, across engineering, physical, chemical and soft matter sciences and will require the optimization and implementation of inks based on graphene and 2d crystals and their coating on various polymers such as ABS to be tested in the realization of practical joint/link robotic structures.

This research activity will be carried out jointly between iCub facility (http://www.iit.it/iCub) and IIT Graphene Labs (http://graphene.iit.it).
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science or Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.

Proven expertise in preparation and optimisation of inks based on graphene and 2d crystals, as well as roll to roll manufacturing and material testing will be considered a plus.

Salary and benefits are in line with international standards. The closing date for applications is January 21, 2015 February 22, 2015 and applications, including a cover letter, CV and the names of two referees should be sent by e-mail to: applications-robot-graphene-BC69802 at icub.iit.it quoting "Robot-Graphene Post Doc - BC69802" in the subject line.


Giorgio Metta <giorgio.metta at iit.it>

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
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16163 Genoa, Italy                         
Ph: +39 010 7178-1411
Fax: +39 010 7178-1205

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