Meet The Team

Openings

POSTDOC

We welcome postdocs with experimental fluid mechanics or robotics backgrounds. The prospective postdoc will pursue research in areas related to bio-inspired underwater/aerial robotics, cyber-physical experiment systems, flow sensing, and control.

Ph.D. STUDENTS

Similarly, we welcome talented students with strong interests in fluid mechanics, bio-inspired robotics, or machine learning. Prospective Ph.D. students will pursue research on topics related to ultra-maneuvering in complex flow (e.g., swimming in vortex street, flying in cross-flow), active flow perception (e.g., flow perception with onboard sensors), bio-inspired robotics (e.g., amphibious robots, flying/swimming robots).

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Postdoc: Highly self-motivated; Strong communication skills; Holding a Ph.D. degree in related areas with a strong publication record.

  • Ph.D.: Highly self-motivated; Strong communication skills; A solid background in math, experiments, or robotics; GPA>= 3.0/4.0; TOEFL >= 79 and no GRE required.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should contact Qiang (qzhong1@iastate.edu) directly. The application email should attach a single pdf file that includes a CV, personal statement, two represented papers (postdoc only), three recommendations, transcripts (Ph.D. only), TOEFL (Ph.D. only), and any other materials that prove the applicant’s strength. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.