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[Urgent] Funded PhD position in head-helmet biomechanics research at Texas Tech University

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  • [Urgent] Funded PhD position in head-helmet biomechanics research at Texas Tech University

    Immediate Funded Ph.D. Assistantships—Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA

    The Department of Industrial, Manufacturing, & Systems Engineering (IMSE) at Texas Tech University (TTU), Texas, USA is looking for highly motivated individuals to pursue doctoral degrees in Industrial Engineering with a specialization in Biomechanics. The fully-funded assistantships cover tuition and a competitive stipend. Potential start dates include January 2021 or May 2020. The student will work in a federally funded project on designing a ballistic helmet for the firefighters.

    Position requirements:
    • A recent M.S. degree (or ongoing) in Biomedical/ Electrical/ Industrial/ Mechanical Engineering, Kinesiology, or similar degrees focusing on biomechanics

    Preferred qualifications:
    • Hands-on experience in human-related experiments, signal processing, machine learning, human motor control and learning, and musculoskeletal modeling
    • Knowledge of OpenSim, finite element analysis, or mathematical modeling
    • Students who are proficient in Finite Element Modeling (explicit simulation) will be given the topmost priority.

    If interested, please email a curriculum vitae to Dr. Suman Kanti Chowdhury at before you submit an official application. To learn more about his research, please visit his lab website: Human Performance and Neuroengineering Lab ( and faculty profile:

    TTU is a comprehensive Tier I research university that includes law and medical schools with an enrollment of more than 35,000 students in total. Founded in 1934, the department is one of the first IMSE departments in the nation and the first in the state of Texas. TTU has a proud history of research excellence in human factors and ergonomics area.