[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Full-time professor vacancy in Machines and Mechatronics under Energy Optimization at KU Leuven (Campus Bruges, Belgium)
Professor vacancy in Machines and Mechatronics under Energy Optimization
KU Leuven, Campus Bruges, Belgium
[closing Monday 1 October 2018]
The Department of Mechanical Engineering of KU Leuven at the Technology Campus Bruges has a full-time academic vacancy (professor) in the domain of machine design. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of the key players in the field of mechanical processing and mechanical design within Europe. The department is involved in a large number of national and international research projects and has acquired a unique research infrastructure. It has a strong link with the university's tech transfer office LRD and with Flemish and European research institutes for technology transfer. The department has also been very successful in the creation of spin-off companies, illustrating the socio-economic relevance of its research. Many of these spin-off companies (like NIKON-Metrology, Materialise, 3DSystems-Layerwise, Siemens Industry Software) are technology leaders within their domain, and their products and services are renowned internationally.
The research activities on machine design and mechatronics are a multi-disciplinary collaboration, called group-M, between the technology clusters on Electronics Technology, Computer science and Mechanical Engineering Technology on the KU Leuven campus Bruges. With this vacancy, the Mechanical Engineering Department is strategically reinforcing the mechanical engineering research aspects in the research group Machine design and Mechatronics at Campus Bruges. This campus is one of seven remote KU Leuven campuses of the Faculty of Engineering Technology and is evolving to a strong industrially related research center with the appropriate expertise and infrastructure with respect to machine design. Through the integration in Campus Bruges and in the Mechanical Engineering Department in Heverlee you will have access to a solid research infrastructure, an extensive international research network, connections with industry and non-profit organisations, a steady offer of talented PhD resear
chers and a supporting work environment embedded in a multi-disciplinary network with other KU Leuven research departments.
Closing date for applications: Monday 1 October 2018