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Funded PhD positions in Human Sensorimotor Control, University of Central Florida

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  • Funded PhD positions in Human Sensorimotor Control, University of Central Florida

    The Neuromechanical Systems Lab in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of Central Florida has two openings for funded PhD positions available starting Fall 2018. Successful candidates will be working on projects that investigate the human sensorimotor control principles of upper extremity functions, with applications in rehabilitation and prosthetics. The positions are fully supported with tuition and stipend.

    Research in our lab focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying human manual dexterity and bio-inspired engineering solutions for patients who suffers from sensorimotor impairments. The research projects are highly interdisciplinary, which integrate human behavioral experiments, robotics, electrophysiology (EMG and EEG), computational modeling, as well as virtual reality. Therefore, successful candidates are expected to have strong background in at least two of these areas. A track record of peer-reviewed publications is preferred.

    Our lab is located at Lake Nona, Orlando, FL. It is part of the UCF’s new prosthetic interface cluster (, which is a collaborative effort between College of Engineering and Computer Science and College of Medicine. Successful candidates will have the opportunities to work with experts from different background, such as computer scientists, material scientists, and physicians.

    Please note that the application deadline for full consideration in UCF MAE is Jan 15. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Fu ( with the following material in a single PDF document.

    (1) Curriculum vitae
    (2) A statement of research interests and prior experience (up to 2 pages)
    (3) Contact information for three professional references

    Qiushi Fu, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    University of Central Florida