Postdoctoral Fellow in Mechanical Engineering

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
10 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Location AE
Organization Name Mechanical Engineering

About University

The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology combines The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research and The Petroleum Institute into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering. Khalifa University of Science and Technology endeavors to be a leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.

Brief Description

  • To provide high quality research support and undertake internationally competitive research aimed at publication thereby contributing to the academic and research mission of the University.
  • Since the Postdoctoral experience is transitional to becoming an independent researcher or faculty member, the Postdoctoral tries their best to acquire the varied skills necessary to advance their career with guidance from the advisor. These skills include, but are not limited to, the ability to present research plans and findings in a convincing style, both in oral and written modes of communication, the ability to understand research group management and supervision of others, the ability to establish contacts and network with colleagues pursuing a similar research agenda, the ability to organize and teach a class or a course if more inclined towards a teaching career.

Detailed Description

Operational Responsibilities

  • To work on the development of a soft, multi-robot system able to perform locomotion and manipulation underwater, inspired by motile bacteria. In particular, the awarded candidate will work on the following tasks:
  • Design and fabrication of a scaled-up robotics flagellum with propulsion and grasping capabilities
  • Multiple flagella dynamic modelling
  • Multiple flagella decentralized control
  • Multiple flagella integration and operation
  • Conduct experiments and demo to validate proposed methods
  • Publish high-quality journal and international conference papers based on the obtained research results

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • To support the supervision of graduate students.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent doctorate (e.g. ScD, MD, DVM)

Required Experience

  • In-depth experience with design, mechatronics, system integration (ROS), programming (MatLab, C++, Phyton) of soft robots for underwater applications.
  • Knowledge of distributed control of multi-robot system is highly recommended.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, strong publication records.

How To Apply

You will be required to attach the following:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Passport-size photograph
  3. Teaching and Research Statement

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