PhD Position in Surgical Robotics
The Surgical Robotics Laboratory in the Department of Biomechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering Technology) at the University of Twente, The Netherlands has several openings for doctoral (PhD) candidates within the research area of soft continuum robotics and micro-/nano-robotics for medical applications.
Minimally invasive surgery has revolutionized medicine by enabling interventions without large incisions, thereby significantly improving clinical outcomes. Such surgical techniques include insertions of needles, catheters, and micro-robots. For effective medical diagnosis and treatment, the device must reach its intended target. In order to increase the targeting accuracy of the procedure and improve clinical outcomes, the goal of this research project is to develop methods for modeling and controlling a range soft/flexible surgical devices and medical microrobots, as they interact and navigate through the body. Techniques would be developed to track and control the path of the novel devices using images (MR and ultrasound imaging modalities). The present project will be conducted within the Surgical Robotics Laboratory and the Department of Biomechanical Engineering. In addition there are excellent opportunities for collaboration with the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University Medical Centre Groningen, and several institutions abroad.
Information and application
You can apply for this position until 10 July by clicking the ‘apply now’ button below. Please include:
- CV (including contact information for at least two academic references)
- Title and abstract of your Master’s project/thesis.
For more information on this position, please contact Prof. Sarthak Misra, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the organization
The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) engages in education and research of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. We enable society and industry to innovate and create value using efficient, solid and sustainable technology. We are part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, taking our place as an internationally leading center for smart production, processes and devices in five domains: Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry and Sustainable Resources. Our faculty is home to about 2,900 Bachelor's and Master's students, 550 employees and 150 PhD candidates. Our educational and research programmes are closely connected with UT research institutes Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.