duplicate

(NEW*) Fully-funded PhD Studentship and a Postdoc position.

Mechatronics and Control for Nuclear Decommissioning Manipulators

We are inviting applications for a 3.5-years PhD studentship in the Department of Engineering and Design, University of Sussex. The selected student will work on a well-funded collaborative project with researchers in University of Tokyo to develop and control a novel robotic manipulator to aid in the decommissioning and dismantling operations at Fukushima and Sellafield nuclear power plants. This project will tackle various research challenges in different steps to design such a robot, including mechatronic system design, control system development and high-level human-robot interaction control design.

An excellent applicant is expected to have: ability to communicate and write proficiently in English; analytical/mathematical skills; and programming skills; background in one or more of the following: mechanical design, robotics and/or control.

Funding: Tax-free stipend of ~£15,000 per annum is available for 3.5 years with additional pay for teaching duties. Tuition fees is fully covered and all nationalities are eligible to apply.

Interested candidates may email me( h.godaba@sussex.ac.uk ) or Dr. Yanan Li (yl557@sussex.ac.uk) with an up-to-date CV and a cover letter. Deadline for formal application is on 1st December 2021 17:00 (GMT)

We advise early application as the position will be filled as soon as a suitable applicant can be found. Interviews will be organized as soon as the applications are received. You may only hear from us if your application is shortlisted for interview.


Postdoc position will be supervised by Dr. Romeo Glovnea (R.P.Glovnea@sussex.ac.uk) and will work together with the rest of us on the team. We are looking for someone with a strong background in mechanical design and expertise in using finite element software such as Ansys or Abaqus. Interest/experience in hands-on development of mechatronic systems will be considered advantageous.

The position is for a fix term of 29 months and it involves a collaborative project with researchers from the University of Tokyo to design and develop a novel variable impedance actuator (VIA) for robotics applications. The main application of the research is the development of robotic manipulators for decommissioning and dismantling operations at Sellafield and Fukushima nuclear power plants.

Fully Funded PhD Studentship available - January 2022 Intake- CLOSED

We have a fully funded PhD studentship on developing physical intelligence for soft robots. The PhD project will focus on development of stimuli-responsive systems and embedding mechanical logic through design. Successful candidate will work on developing soft actuators and sensors, investigating bioinspired approaches and holistic integration strategies for creating soft robots and devices.

Funding: Tax-free stipend of ~£15,000 per annum is available for 3.5 years with additional pay for teaching duties. Tuition fees is fully covered and all nationalities are eligible to apply.

Interested candidates may email me( h.godaba@sussex.ac.uk ) with an up-to-date CV and a cover letter. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the project and the position. Deadline for formal application is on 15th October, 2021.

For a comprehensive coverage of our previous work, prospective students can watch the video of a talk I delivered recently: