IGODAGE at depaul.edu
Mon Dec 16 08:47:42 PST 2019
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=K9j-pklYYItWZUTv-AFgRNu-5it9tHVzFadAZwK40MY&s=XHjPaqd5liar8e64soaKgcS8ZqmR2ovv8g3Qh_iAMPI&e= ) is recruiting 2 Ph.D. students to research on soft continuum robots for compliant manipulation and locomotion starting from August 2020. The RoME 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 institutes in Nashville, TN and Clemson, SC for collaboration, and to travel to international and local conferences/meetings to present research outcomes.
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, DePaul University which requires a Master's degree (Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer Engineering), GRE, and IELTS or TOEFL test results. 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 a first-come-first-served basis.
To start the application process, please email the following to Dr. Isuru Godage, as a single PDF document:
(i) a cover letter (clearly indicating the expected start date, relevant experience, and motivation);
(ii) a detailed Curriculum Vitae;
(iii) copies of transcripts; and
(iv) copies of relevant publications (if any).
Initial online interviews are expected to take place starting from Dec 25. 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_Admission-2Dand-2DAid_Pages_PhD-2DCIS-2DAdmissions.aspx&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=K9j-pklYYItWZUTv-AFgRNu-5it9tHVzFadAZwK40MY&s=P1znWY9t_LI9oDSPaJ26-2TLud5pcbbESSK7AFnEkBI&e= .
For information contact:
Isuru Godage, Ph.D.
email: igodage at depaul.edu<mailto:igodage at depaul.edu>
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