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Funded PhD position in Mechatronics & Robotics- University of Louisville
University of Louisville

Date Posted Jan. 14, 2022
Title Funded PhD position in Mechatronics & Robotics- University of Louisville
University University of Louisville
Louisville, KY, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2022
  • Graduate Student
    Graduate Student
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Mechanical Engineering

*Two fully funded PhD positions in the Healthcare Robotics and Telesurgery (HeaRT) lab at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA starting Fall 2022

Qualification Type: Undergraduate/Masters degree in mechanical, electrical, biomedical engineering, computer science/engineering
Location: USA; University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky
Funding for: Any student meeting Qualifications: US students, International students with valid visa
Funding: Fully funded positions with support (including tuition, health insurance, and stipend) for two years
Starting Semester: Fall 2022

*Looking for candidates with:

  • interest or experience with ROBOTICS and/or MECHATRONICS
  • interest or experience with coding such as MATLAB, Python/C++, LABVIEW, or ROS
  • interest or experience in CAD software such as SOLIDWORKS, AUTODESK INVENTOR, AUTOCAD and electronics design software like AUTODESK EAGLE, Altium, KiCAD, etc.
  • strong mechanical/electrical modeling skills
  • excellent English oral and writing skills

The research will focus on healthcare and medical robotics design, mathematical modeling and control. The position will involve using rapid prototyping tools like 3D-printing, laser cutting, etc. along with embedded electronics to build and study medical robots for a variety of novel applications.

Submit by e-mail ( a CV, cover letter, and the names of up to three references with contact information. The cover letter must outline your research qualifications and how they align with the requirements of this position.

  • The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.

Please reference in your cover letter when
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Contact Information

  • Yash Chitalia
    Louisville Automation & Robotics Research Institute (LARRI)
    University of Louisville
    1940 Arthur St.
    Louisville, KY 40208


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