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Ph.D. Positions -- Computational and Experimental Studies of Soft Robotics
Florida State University

Date Posted Sep. 16, 2019
Title Ph.D. Positions -- Computational and Experimental Studies of Soft Robotics
University Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jan. 1, 2020
  • Graduate Student
  • Robotics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Physics
    Engineering Mechanics
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

Multiple PhD positions are available immediately in the Computational and Theoretical Multiphysics Laboratory of Dr. Kourosh Shoele in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Florida State University in collaboration with Center for Intelligent, Systems, Control, and Robotics (CISCOR) under supervision of Dr. Jonathan Clark (

Research projects will involve interdisciplinary robotic experimental and computational investigations in various biomimetic context. Examples include the swimming/flight/crawling in soft robotics, biologically inspired robots.  The following skills/certifications/interests are relevant to the positions:
-Creativity and an interest in interdisciplinary research
-Strong oral and written communication skills
-An undergraduate degree in engineering (especially mechanical).

Candidates who have already obtained a master degree are strongly encouraged to apply.-Previous research experience is highly desirable. Desirable research skills include programming (especially in Matlab and Fortran), the ability to design and build experimental facilities, hands-on experiences with robots and strong analytical skills. Review of applications will begin immediately.

To apply, please email a single PDF file containing a cover letter outlining your interests, qualifications, and availability, a detailed CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Kourosh Shoele at Please include the phrase "PhD applicant-Soft robotics" in the Subject line of the email.

  • Florida State University are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff. We strongly encourage applications from minorities, women, and comply with the American Disabilities Act. Both are public records agencies pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes.

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Contact Information

  • Kourosh Shoele
    Mechanical Engineering
    Florida State University
    2003 Levy Avenue
    Tallahassee, FL 32310
  • 8506450143


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