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Godage, Isuru IGODAGE at depaul.edu
Fri Nov 2 14:13:25 PDT 2018

Ph.D. Students -Soft and Continuum Robotic Research

The Robotics and Medical Engineering (RoME) Lab (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__rome.cdm.depaul.edu_&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=aVX1FO7ho1tyK5qmeiesBXzRqTu4ni5M4tgkgFhtCkc&s=8A_nEej4pmxGbPaYieDMk6I_iO1qcwbqMu25kKoWEk4&e=) is recruiting 2 Ph.D. students to perform research on soft continuum robots for compliant manipulation and locomotion. The lab is located in the School of Computing at DePaul University, Chicago. The students will work under the supervision of Dr. Isuru Godage. The research involves mathematical modeling of deformable systems, numerical optimization, CAD design, fabrication, and experimental validation of soft and continuum robotic systems involving soft and stiff material.

The students are expected to occasionally visit collaboration institutes in Nashville, TN and Clemson, SC for collaboration, and to travel to international and local conferences/meetings to present the research progress. The results of this work will be disseminated to the soft robotic research community and the public through software libraries/web interfaces.

Students from all majors relevant to Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer Engineering are encouraged to apply. Applicants will have to be selected by the lab first and then will have to go through the standard admission and funding process governed by the Ph.D. program in the School of Computing. Preference will be given to students with a strong background in mathematical modeling, robotic system design and experimentation, control systems, CAD design, analog and digital circuit design, and system optimization. Excellent communication skills (written and oral) are essential.

Funding includes full tuition and a bi-weekly stipend. Review of submissions will begin immediately. Interested students are strongly encouraged to apply early, as the hire of successful candidates will take place on the first-come-first-served basis. The desired start date is Aug 2019.

To start the application process, please email the following to Dr. Isuru Godage, as a single PDF document:
(i) a cover letter (clearly indicating expected start date, relevant experience, and motivation);
(ii) a detailed Curriculum Vita;
(iii) copies of transcripts; and
(iv) copies of relevant publications (if any).

Only shortlisted applicants will be directed to apply to the School of Computing's Ph.D. program afterward. Candidates will require to submit GRE and English language competency scores (IELTS or TOEFL) with the application. More information regarding the application process and requirements can be found at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.cdm.depaul.edu_Prospective-2520Students_Pages_PhD-2DCIS-2DAdmissions.aspx&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=aVX1FO7ho1tyK5qmeiesBXzRqTu4ni5M4tgkgFhtCkc&s=rTjgkhFQJmjy4j1xu4TKMqXBnjMbMxAVMKWqt_mvhNs&e=.

For information contact:
Isuru Godage, Ph.D.
tel: 312-362-1472
fax: 312-362-6116
email: igodage at depaul.edu<mailto:igodage at depaul.edu>

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