[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Position in Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing

Dan Aukes danaukes at asu.edu
Mon Apr 25 13:58:36 PDT 2016

The IDEAlab(idealab.asu.edu) at ASU is hiring PhD students in the field of
robotics, design, and manufacturing. We are looking for students interested
in the following topics:

   - Developing new ways to make low-cost robots using non-traditional
   materials and methods.
   - Building new design tools(CAD/CAM) for emerging manufacturing methods
   and rapid prototyping, with a focus on STEM education.
   - Integrating analysis methods more closely with design and
   manufacturing; for example, adding dynamics, kinematics, simulation, and
   FEA alongside design software tailored to specific material systems.
   - Solving tough robotic challenges by applying the lab’s strengths in
   design, analysis, and manufacturing.

Interested applicants should hold a Masters(MS) in Mechanical Engineering
or a similar topic. Applicants must demonstrate a strong theoretical and
applied background in design, analysis, mechatronics, robotics, and
manufacturing. Applicants should be proficient programmers(Python, C, C++),
debuggers(electronics and code), and makers(rapid prototyping and

If you are interested in these topics, please attach a CV and one-page
summary of your research interests to idealab at asu.edu. We will also be at
ICRA2016 to speak with prospective students and to discuss our work in more

The IDEAlab is part of the Polytechnic School of Engineering, the newest
school of engineering at Arizona State University. The Polytechnic Campus
in Mesa, AZ is located in a fast-growing part of the Phoenix metropolitan
area, with easy access to downtown areas Phoenix and Tempe, while being
extraordinarily close to outdoor activities such as hiking and biking. It
also features a 15,000 sqf maker space called the Startup Lab and new
facilities centered around robotics and manufacturing.

ASU is #1 in the U.S. for innovation

U.S. News & World Report ranked ASU No. 1 among the “Most Innovative
Schools” in America for 2016, ahead of Stanford at No. 2, MIT at No. 3, as
well as Duke, Harvard and Cornell. The top rating was conferred by leading
college officials across the country based on ASU’s curriculum, faculty,
students, campus life, technology and facilities.

Dan Aukes

Assistant Professor
The Polytechnic School
Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University

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