Funded Research Position

DoD SMART Scholarship - Research in autonomy and dynamics of vehicles in terrain conditions -

Affiliated Department:  WPI - Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Location:  U.S. Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center, Warren, MI

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a position as a master’s student, or an undergraduate student expecting to graduate in May 2024, for the DoD SMART Scholarship to support his/her PhD (combined MS and PhD) study with full tuition and stipend. This position relates to the ongoing research work with the U.S. Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC).

Applications for the DOD SMART Scholarship are required before December 1, 2023.  The successful applicant will start his/her research at GVSC in summer/fall 2024. The research will include dynamics, controls, simulation, and experimental validation of agile maneuvers of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) in terrain conditions. The student will work with a team of researchers to contribute to UGV modeling, simulation and design for maneuver, mobility, and energy efficiency.   

Qualifications required: knowledge of systems dynamics and related computational skills (MATLAB and Simulink).

Qualifications desired, but not mandatory: advanced skills in differential and integral calculus, stability of mechanical systems, and vehicle dynamics.

US Citizenship is required for this position.

Email your CV to:  Prof. Vladimir Vantsevich and Prof. Lee Moradi