Openings

If you are interested in doing your PhD in my lab, please write to me with your CV, your interests, and your views on the work carried out in my lab. Those with a background in mechanics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, applied mathematics, physics, robotics or control theory are particularly encouraged to apply. Motivation, thoughtfulness and creativity are more important than your background.

I am also looking for two postdoctoral fellows with a strong mathematical background, and interest/experience in human subject experiments. Those interested in mechanics, evolution, control theory, or robotics, with a bent for mathematical work, are highly encouraged to apply. Please send me an email with your CV and names of references.

There are no “openings” for summer interns or other research interns unless you are currently a student at Yale. If you are a student at Yale, please write to me with your CV.


I appreciate as much detail as you can provide about the rationale for your interest in our work, and any relevant background information about yourself. Do not worry about sending long emails. I prefer long emails with more details than short ones with barely any information that I am unlikely to respond to.


Postdoc opening: Biomechanics and evolution of the human foot

One position for a postdoctoral fellow is available in topics related to the mechanics and control of the human foot. This position is part of a collaboration with Prof. Mahesh Bandi’s group at The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, and Prof. Shreyas Mandre’s group at Brown University.

Timeline: This position can be started at any time. The initial appointment is for one year.

Application: Please send a letter of application that includes a CV, up to three recent papers that you think are important for me to read, a statement about your research interests, and contact details for two or three referees. These details should be sent to me by email.

You should preferably be nearing the end of, or already have completed a PhD. Demonstrated ability to carry out independent research and publish are important, and proficiency in English (written and spoken) will he helpful. You should be comfortable with computer programming (C, MATLAB, Python, Lisp or something equivalent) and in techniques from at least one of the following mathematical and experimental areas:

  • Biomechanical experiments with human or other vertebrates; kinematic and kinetic measurement techniques.
    OR
  • Dynamical systems, classical mechanics, and/or control theory.
    OR
  • Anatomy and/or electrophysiology experience would be helpful.