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PhD Student and Internships: Wearable and Legged Robots City University of New York

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  • PhD Student and Internships: Wearable and Legged Robots City University of New York

    The Biomechatronics and Intelligent Robotics Lab ( at the City University of New York (CUNY), City College is seeking one post-doc fellow (affiliated with NIH), PhD students, and interns with Mechanical Design OR Dynamics/Control expertise in the areas of wearable robots or legged robots. The postdoc position is located in New York City and jointly affiliated with CUNY and National Institutes of Health (NIH). The lab is comprised of 2 postdocs and 4 PhD students. We won the Toyota Mobility Challenge Discovery Award, TechSAge Design Competition finalist, and $50K NYC Zahn entrepreneurship competition. The selected candidate will join a multidisciplinary research team to study high-performance motors, design soft wearable robots, and legged robots in collaboration with professors, physical therapists, and surgeons at Cornell University and several top medical schools in the United States. This is a great opportunity to pioneer research in a new generation of wearable, legged, and soft robot platforms alongside several PIs who have expertise in mechatronics, computer vision, and machine learning.

    Postdoc Qualification:
    - PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Electrical Engineering, or related areas
    - Mechanical design of wearable robots, soft robots, or legged robots. Experience in actuator design, cable transmission, hydraulics, or pneumatics is a plus
    - Control of wearable robots, soft robots, or legged robots
    - Strong hands-on experience in Mechatronics
    - Strong interpersonal and organizational skills needed to participate as a creative member of a growing research team.

    PhD students can be admitted in 2020 spring. PhD students will receive tuition scholarship and stipend support. Students are required to have GRE and TOEFL (or IELTS) before admission.

    Interns need to commit at least 3-month research in the lab and will receive stipend support.

    ** About the lab and City University of New York **
    The Biomechatronics lab is a 1500 sq. ft. facility with the latest generation motion capture system, humanoid platforms, state of the art physiology measurement devices, cameras, IMUs, high-performance motors, and more. The lab is a vibrant workplace; students can work on a diverse set of projects, conduct hands-on experiments, and publish high-quality papers.

    The candidates can work with our Zahn Innovation Center, a startup incubator that has helped create $6M in startup revenue and over 100 internships for students. They can also work with the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering (NYCBE), a consortium of New York City medical research institutions established in 1994 to serve as a focal center for collaborative biomedical engineering research in the New York metropolitan area. Partner institutions include Columbia University, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York University, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Located in Manhattan, CCNY is as diverse, dynamic, and visionary as New York City itself.

    Applications (assembled as a single PDF file) should contain a CV, a list of publications, and copies of up to four scientific papers. Applications should be emailed to Prof. Hao Su ( at

    Hao Su, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Director, Lab of Biomechatronics and Intelligent Robotics
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    City University of New York, City College
    Steinman Hall, Room 225
    275 Convent Avenue New York, NY 10031