Fully-funded PhD positions - SUTD Phd Program - President's Graduate Fellowship

Fully-funded PhD positions - SUTD IPP Program - Industrial Postgraduate Program

Fully-funded PhD positions - Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)


CONTACT: david_braun@sutd.edu.sg


 Research Assistant - MOE AcRF Tier 2 Research Grant - Optimal Robot Control

The Dynamics and Control Laboratory (DCL) at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) invites applications for a Research Assistant position in the areas of ROBOT DESIGN and CONTROL. Applicants with expertise in WALKING ROBOT DESIGN and REAL-TIME MOTOR CONTROL are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with mechanical design and hardware-in-the-loop control is indispensable.

The successful applicant will play a key role in developing a WALKING ROBOT.

Applications, assembled into a single PDF file, should contain a CV, short cover letter including your background – examples of relevant previous work – technical skillset, research interests and goals – explaining why you are interested in the project, and why you feel qualified for it – (list of publications if any) as well as the name and contact information of one  reference. 

The position is guaranteed for a year to come with a possibility to extend for two additional years. The position comes with competitive remuneration determined based on research achievements, experience, and qualifications. Applications will be processed as they arrive until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. The position is available with immediate effect.

Fully-funded PhD positions - President's Graduate Fellowship

Two fully funded PhD positions are available in the Dynamics and Control Laboratory (DCL) at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Candidates with research interest in Robotics, Dynamical Systems and Optimal Control are encouraged to apply. We seek highly motivated candidates with a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or Mathematics. We are interested in students with critical reasoning and a strong background in fundamental disciplines.

In the Dynamics and Control Laboratory we study fundamental aspects of robot dynamics, control and design. We utilize techniques from the fields of applied mechanics, nonlinear dynamics, optimal control and computational design. A list of research projects, which includes modeling and simulation of complex dynamical systems, control of legged locomotion as well as compliant (variable-impedance) actuation, can be found here.

Candidates with outstanding academic credentials will be funded by the SUTD President’s Graduate Fellowship. This prestigious Fellowship includes full tuition fees, monthly stipend as well as conference funding support.

To declare your interest please send your CV directly to david_braun@sutd.edu.sg [Subject line: PhD 2017].

Your online application should be submitted here: https://admissions.sutd.edu.sg/phd

Proposed PhD Projects:

  1. Real-time Optimal Control of Robots
  2. Model-free Optimal Control of Robots
  3. Autonomous Locomotion in Artificial Systems
  4. Understanding Biological Control Strategies from First Principles of Optimality
  5. Simulation and Optimization of Constrained Mechanical Systems
  6. Design of Compliant Actuators

Fully-funded PhD positions - Industrial Postgraduate Program

Project: Scoped by the student, academic supervisor and an industry partner
Means of collaboration: The SUTD PhD student works at the company on an industry project under close guidance by the academic supervisor
Industry Partner: Established corporate R&D Lab in Singapore; provides exposure to industry environment
Academic Supervisor: SUTD faculty; ensures academic rigor
Status at the company: Employee
Status at the University: PhD student
Remuneration: Up to S$3300/month + CPF contribution + 100% tuition fee covered (no Bond)
Research grant: S$12500/year
Eligibility: Singaporean Citizens and Permanent Residents

About the PhD Program @ SUTD

At SUTD, we share and support your passion for innovation and dedication to breakthrough research that will make a difference to the world. Our PhD Program is driven by this goal and has been designed to offer you:

  • Access to multiple world-class faculty with co-supervision flexibility.
  • Interdisciplinary and collaborative research opportunities.
  • Leading-edge research experience through potential overseas research attachments at the very best universities worldwide.
  • Close research collaborations and exposure to industry through local or overseas internships.
  • Participation in a multidisciplinary design experience.
  • Professional development program and teaching experience.
  • Attractive scholarship funding.

About the Engineering Product Development (EPD) Pillar 

At EPD, you will engage in cutting-edge studies and research with distinguished faculty members in biomedical engineering; robotics, automation, and control, mechanical and electrical engineering; design science; materials science, quantum physics, optics, and photonics. You will have opportunities to work with our collaborators in eminent institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Zhejiang University (ZJU), pursue graduate-level design and internship experiences with our industry partners, and participate in recognized research centers, such as the SUTD-MIT International Design Center (IDC), the Lee Kuan Yew Center for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC), and Temasek Laboratories. If you seek excellence and creative pursuits in solving the world’s grand challenges, we look forward to you joining the EPD family.

About Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is the fourth autonomous University in Singapore, established in 2009 with MIT. SUTD aims to become the center and stronghold of global research and breakthroughs through creative technical research and education anchored in design within a multidisciplinary approach. This focus on design is called Big 'D', where the aim is not just produce graduates well-versed in technical functionality, but a new breed of the brightest technical minds that understands form to design the new innovations of tomorrow. SUTD seeks to inspire all that goes through our doors in the art and science of design to ensure that architectural, information technology, systems and engineering innovations of tomorrow are both a technical breakthrough and a resonating lifestyle appeal. At the end of this year the University will move to its newly built East Coast Campus.

About Singapore

As one of the ten most developed countries in the World, Singapore is a blend of the best of East and West and a hub of progress and stability. Living in Singapore is a breeze. The quality of schooling in Singapore is among the best in the World. According to IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2011, Singapore was ranked among top three in the world for its educational system. Singapore was also ranked first in both Math and Science across 142 countries in World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2011/2012. The country currently has four autonomous universities. The Singapore University of Technology and Design is unique in this landscape by its mission to leverage the symbiotic connection between technology and design when addressing the grand challenges of the 21st century. For global talent, SUTD in Singapore is an excellent place to carve out a career and find the perfect job.