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PhD scholarship in Soft Robotics for Prosthetic Devices, Univ. Wollongong, Australia

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  • PhD scholarship in Soft Robotics for Prosthetic Devices, Univ. Wollongong, Australia

    The soft robotics program at The Australian Research Council, Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), is looking for a highly motivated and ambitious PhD student who is interested in establishing novel sensing concepts, and subsequently fabricating and integrating sensors based on these concepts (e.g, pressure, touch, shear, proximity, slip) into a fully 3D-printed prosthetic hand, ACES/UoW Hand. This PhD project is part of a large project to employ soft robotics and additive manufacturing concepts and technologies in order to establish a novel prosthetic hand with customized design, intuitive control and noninvasive or invasive (e.g, neural interface) sensory feedback features.

    The essential selection criteria are,
    1. A bachelor degree in Mechatronics, Biomedical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with a strong interest in interdisciplinary research.
    2. Previous research experience (e.g. a master degree in the disciplines listed in item 1) supported by high quality journal and conference publications is desirable, but not compulsory.
    3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    4. Excellent team player.

    Interested candidates should send their CV, publication list, a list of 3 references as a single PDF file to the Soft Robotics theme leader, Gursel Alici,

    Please visit the following links about the current status of the ACES/UoW Prosthetic Hand.

    Contact person for this position:
    Professor Gursel ALICI
    Head of School
    School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering (MMMB)
    Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
    Theme Leader for Soft Robotics for Prosthetic Devices
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES)
    University of Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia
    T +61 2 4221 4145 | F +61 2 4221 3143