[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Student Researcher in Robot Design & Analysis, Arizona State University

Daniel Aukes danaukes at asu.edu
Fri Mar 20 13:43:29 PDT 2020

The IDEAlab at ASU is hiring PhD students in the field of robotics, design,
and manufacturing. We are looking for students interested in the following

- Solving tough robotic challenges by applying the lab’s strengths in
design, analysis, and manufacturing.
- 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
- Integrating analysis methods more closely with design and manufacturing;
for example, adding dynamics, kinematics, simulation, and FEA into design
software tailored for specific material systems.

Interested applicants should hold a Masters(MS) in Engineering or a related
field. Applicants must demonstrate a strong theoretical and applied
background in

- Robotics
- Kinematics
- Dynamics
- Manufacturing Theory, 3D printing, and Rapid Prototyping Techniques
- Controls

In terms of required skillsets, applicants should be proficient designers,
coders (Python, C, C++), and makers (rapid prototyping and machining).
Prior work should demonstrate proficiency in electromechanical system
design, debugging, and experimental data collection approaches. Applicants
with expertise in the following areas are also desired:

- FEA(nonlinear, hyperelastic, dynamic)
- Machine Learning, AI, and/or Optimization
- Aerodynamics and/or Fluid Simulation
- Working with physics engines (MuJoCo, Drake, Unity, Bullet, etc)

If you are interested in these topics, please send a CV and one-page
summary of your research interests to danaukes at asu.edu

(Due to the large number of requests, I may not be able to respond
individually to each email, but I will review each one carefully.)


About the Lab

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.


About ASU

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 2016-2020, 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

Dan Aukes

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

danaukes at asu.edu | idealab.asu.edu | 650-353-1241 (mobile)

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