[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc + PhD Positions - Wearable or Soft Robotics at UC Santa Barbara

Yon Visell yonvisell at ece.ucsb.edu
Mon Nov 30 12:39:53 PST 2015

Postdoc and PhD Positions in Wearable or Soft Robotics at UC Santa Barbara

The RE Touch Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Barbara (PI: Yon Visell) has multiple openings for Postdoc and PhD students in wearable robotics or soft robotics.  Candidates should have outstanding analytical and modeling skills, and a record of scientific activity.  

Training or experience in any of the following areas would be beneficial, but are not required: Physics, Bio-Inspired Design, Image registration, Fluid mechanics, Polymer Fabrication, Continuum mechanics simulation, Complex systems.  

Successful applicants will play a key role in one of the following areas:

- Wearable robotic systems for augmenting human sensorimotor capabilities

- Autonomous soft robots for exploration and manipulation in unusual environments

- Bio-inspired sensors and actuators

The RE Touch Laboratory is based at the California NanoSystems Institute, and is affiliated with the Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Media Arts and Technology departments at UC Santa Barbara.  Any of the three departments may act as host for a PhD.  

About Engineering at UC Santa Barbara: 

With world-class facilities set in beautiful surroundings at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, the UC Santa Barbara College of Engineering is rated among the best in the world.  Current UCSB faculty include six Nobel Prize laureates (three in the College of Engineering), one Fields Medalist, 29 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 27 members of the National Academy of Engineering.

Postdoctoral applicants should forward a CV, list of professional references, and representative publications by email (yonvisell at ece.ucsb.edu ).

PhD applications will be considered through the normal admissions process of the university (www.graddiv.ucsb.edu).  Interested candidates may contact Yon Visell with any questions (yonvisell at ece.ucsb.edu ) 

Yon Visell, PhD
Assistant Professor
UC Santa Barbara  
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Media Arts & Technology Graduate Program
Mechanical Engineering Department


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