[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Positions in Robotics and Control at the University of Nevada, Reno

Jun Zhang j5zhang at eng.ucsd.edu
Tue Jul 3 16:15:12 PDT 2018

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno
(UNR) invites application for multiple Ph.D. and visiting student/scholar
positions in areas of robotics and control starting in 2019 Spring or 2019
Fall. Fully financial support of research assistantship will be provided
for Ph.D. students.

The students will work with Dr. Jun Zhang (
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sites.google.com_a_eng.ucsd.edu_jzhang&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=NgrjZmVrFhvHj8wg9lJrrRsbEIvpqJ6vgVOGp3Vb5Zw&s=EMm0W6jI9CdlRKtsrfvgPsad6izR1hB2f-P8cyrW3t8&e=), who will soon join UNR in
2018 Fall. Projects will be relevant to the development and analysis of
novel artificial muscles for autonomous soft robots and assistive robots.
Successful candidates should be highly self-motivated to pursue independent
and interdisciplinary research. Background in one or more of the following
areas is desirable: controls, robotics, smart materials, and artificial
muscles. Hands-on experience with sensors, actuators, and micro-controllers
is a plus. Please send your CV, transcripts, and representative
publications (if applicable) to Dr. Zhang at j5zhang at ucsd.edu.

Details of UNR’s mechanical engineering department are provided at:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.unr.edu_me&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=NgrjZmVrFhvHj8wg9lJrrRsbEIvpqJ6vgVOGp3Vb5Zw&s=Tm95QW3CFWZ4ReOHuynlBRT5lsKtsqxkKNyGx1-86fk&e=. Admissions requirements for the UNR PhD program can
be found at: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.unr.edu_me_graduate-2Dprogram_phd-23admissions&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=NgrjZmVrFhvHj8wg9lJrrRsbEIvpqJ6vgVOGp3Vb5Zw&s=-9-xA8mugqcPDr9UuxAHe_Wb2G4fJxM-JHvVwWlDwHc&e=. Reno
is on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and is recognized
as a world class outdoor recreational area. It is 45 minutes from Lake
Tahoe and 4 hours from San Francisco. Several famous winter resorts and
hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails surround the area. Yosemite
National Park, the Black Rock Desert, Sacramento and Napa/Sonoma are all
within driving distance. The Reno metropolitan area has a population of
425,000, and is served by an international airport.

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