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).