[Oct 29] RoME lab hiring PhD students (4 positions available)

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The Robotics and Medical Engineering (RoME) Lab (https://rome.cdm.depaul.edu/) at DePaul University -Chicago is recruiting 4 Ph.D. students to conduct research in the area of soft and continuum robotics. The positions are fully funded (tuition and bi-weekly stipend) and are expected to start immediately.

The research involves mathematical modeling of deformable systems, numerical optimization, CAD design, fabrication, and experimental validation of various soft robotic systems for manipulation, locomotion, minimally invasive medical procedures, and rehabilitation.


  • Bachelor’s degree in any major relevant to Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer Science Engineering
  • Master’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer Science Engineering by January 2022
  • GRE, and English Language competency test results (IELTS or TOEFL)

Preference will be given to students with a strong background in mathematical modeling, robotic system design, and experimentation, control systems, computer-aided design (CAD), analog, and digital circuit design, embedded systems, and system optimization. Excellent communication skills (written and oral) are essential.

Review of submissions will begin immediately. Interested students are encouraged to apply early.

To start the application process, please email the following as a single PDF document to igodage@depaul.edu

(i) a cover letter (clearly indicating the expected start date, relevant experience, and motivation)
(ii) a detailed Curriculum Vita
(iii) copies of transcripts
(iv) copies of relevant publications (if any)

Initial interviews start from November 15, 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be directed to apply. Candidates will require to submit GRE and English language competency test scores with the application. More information regarding the application process and requirements can be found at https://www.cdm.depaul.edu/Admission-and-Aid/Pages/PhD-CIS-Admissions.aspx.

For more information, contact:
Isuru Godage, Ph.D.
email: igodage@depaul.edu