[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD openings in robotics at the University of Arkansas

Chen, Yue yue.chen at vanderbilt.edu
Tue Mar 13 19:28:31 PDT 2018

Position overview
Two fully funded Ph.D. positions available at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Arkansas in fall 2018. The Ph.D. students will focus on two projects:
1) Medical robotics: MR-compatible robot, concentric tube robot, catheter, robotic capsule, and image processing.
2) Soft robotics: design, optimization, dynamic modeling and control of soft robots

1) Applicants have to fulfill the requirements for Ph.D. admission in UARK. Students are required to meet the basic English proficiency requirement TOEFL (79) /IELTS (6.5), and GRE (154/145/3.0 on Q/V/AW)
2) Potential candidates are expected to hold a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, automation, mechatronics, robotics, mechanics, math etc. Demonstrated research experiences in robotics would be a plus
3) Proficiency in mechanical 3D modeling software (e.g. Solidworks/Creo), programming language (Matlab, C, C++, C#, Python), manufacturing tools, solid math/ mechanics/ robotics knowledge.
4) Excellent writing and communication skills

About the University of Arkansas
Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is the flagship of the University of Arkansas System. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the university as having the highest possible level of research; for the Advancement of Teaching and has research expenditures of $133.7 million, placing it among the top 2 percent of colleges and universities nationwide in the U.S. The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers BS, MS and Ph.D. programs serving approximately 600 students in total. The faculty produces over 100 publications per year with annual research expenditures are approximately $2.2 million. Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding Northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. - ranked #5 in 2017 U.S. News Best Places to Live Rankings. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular king trails are within a short drive of campus.

How to apply
Please send your CV to Yue Chen's email: yue.chen at vanderbilt.edu<mailto:yue.chen at vanderbilt.edu>

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