Ph.D. Positions in Robotics at Virginia Tech

Several  PhD positions are available in robotics at Virginia Tech. All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply. Applicants should apply before January 15, 2016.

Several Funded Ph.D. positions (Research Assistantships) with a start in Fall (August) 2016 semester are available in the Robotics and Mechatronics Laboratory (RML) in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Virginia Tech. The deadline for Fall 2016 is January 15, 2016. High priority will be given to highly qualified candidates. The ideal candidate will have a profound interest in both fundamental and applied research in Robotics and Mechatronics.
Application Requirements
Required Qualifications: B.S. and M.S. in mechanical, electrical, computer engineering or computer science; a burning desire to conduct both theoretical and experimental work; highly self-motivated and persistent; strong critical and analytical thinking skills; very high attention to details. Peer-reviewed conference and journal publications; strong technical writing, strong communication and presentation skills; highly proficient in the following:
- Mechanical and electrical (mechatronics) system design, manufacturing and implementation / prototyping.
- Programming in Matlab/Simulink and/or C/C + + for data acquisition or real-time feedback control.
- Experiments design, data collection, processing and analysis
How to apply?
Interested students should follow the application guidelines and stipulated deadlines for the Graduate School at Virginia Tech (, and explicitly indicate in their statement of purpose that they are interested in working with Dr. Pinhas Ben-Tzvi. for Fall 2016 start is January 15, 2016. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Prof. Ben-Tzvi as soon as possible after submitting a formal application. Emailing Instructions:
- Email Subject: PhD Application.
- In your email, please state the specific area you are interested in. Please include the following attachments to your email:
- CV (curriculum vitae) / Resume.
- Undergraduate and graduate institutions and GPA (include unofficial transcripts).
- Major courses taken.
- List of peer-reviewed publications, if available.
- You can find out more about the Robotics and Mechatronics Research Laboratory at:
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