Contact

General inquiries should be directed to Professor Kramer-Bottiglio (rebecca.kramer@yale.edu)

Opportunities

Undergraduate students

The Faboratory is always seeking highly motivated undergraduate students to assist with research projects. Students should contact Professor Kramer-Bottiglio for more information. Please note that we strongly prefer long-term projects (one year or more) due to the significant amount of training required for our projects.

Graduate students

Prospective graduate students should apply to the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. Please specify interest in working with Professor Kramer-Bottiglio in your application. The Faboratory typically adds 1-2 graduate students each year.

Postdocs

The Faboratory at the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science invites applications for three postdoctoral openings.

(1) Morphing/reconfigurable soft robotic systems. Applicants should have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Engineering, or a related field, and a proven track record of high-quality publications. Successful candidates will work within a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative team towards real-world demonstrations and applications of shape-changing robots. Preference will be given to candidates with hands-on experience in materials synthesis and soft robot prototyping.

(2) Stretchable sensing and soft-bodied control. Applicants should have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering, or a related field, and a proven track record of high-quality publications. Successful candidates will work within a highly collaborative academic-industry team, with expected travel to work alongside our industry partners. Preference will be given to candidates with experience with stretchable sensors and implementation of control strategies.

(3) Particle/microcapsule manufacturing and multi-material printing. Applicants should have a PhD in Materials Science or Chemistry, or a related field, and a proven track record of high-quality publications. Successful candidates will work within a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative team towards instantiations of novel functional particles and particle/inclusion-containing composites. Preference will be given to candidates with hands-on experience in particle synthesis and printing.

To apply, please email a single PDF document (to rebecca.kramer@yale.edu) containing: (1) a cover letter, including a statement specifying to which position from the above list you are applying, (2), a CV, (3) a one-page research statement, (4) at most, three representative research papers, and (5) names and contact information for at least three references. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the positions are filled.