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Ph.D. Positions

Several Ph.D. positions are available in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Clemson University working on the cooperative control, decision-making, scheduling, and symbolic motion planning for human-robot collaboration systems with application to multi-robot systems, manufacturing, and autonomous vehicles.

Students with very good knowledge in the following areas are invited to respond.

  • Control Theory
  • Formal Methods
  • Probability Theory
  • Decision-Making Theory
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Ground Mobile Robots
  • Robotic Manipulators
  • Ubuntu and Debian Linux
  • C/C++
  • Python
  • Open CV
  • Robot Operating System (ROS)/Gazebo
  • Device drivers (e.g., falcon haptic, joystick under Linux OS)
  • Matlab


Prospective students will work on projects funded by NSF and DoD and also collaborations with local industry partners (BMW and Boeing).

To apply for the positions, please submit a single PDF file to Dr. Yue Wang (yue6@clemson.edu) with

  1. current curriculum vitae
  2. clear descriptions of your relevant experience in the required fields
  3. a brief research statement with career goals
  4. a minimum of three references with full contact information.


Please name your attachment as “FirstName.LastName.GradeLevel.pdf”
Positions are available as early as June 2016.