Open Positions

PhD Research Positions

Ph.D. positions are available in the ADAMS lab (for Spring 2017 and Fall 2017). A successful student for this position must have a solid background in mathematics, engineering, and computer programming. Prior experience with numerical methods, computation, and optimization, previous publication experiences, and strong communication skills are a plus.

Masters Research Positions

MS Thesis and MS Project positions are available in the ADAMS lab (for Spring 2017 and Fall 2017). A successful student for this position must have a solid background in mathematics, engineering, and computer programming. Knowledge of simulation tools (e.g., FEA/CFD) and/or hands-on experience with mechatronics/robotics are a plus.

Undergrad Research Positions

Undergraduate research (or independent study) positions are available in the ADAMS lab. Students from any department of Engineering or Computer Science are welcome. Computer programming experience (incl. MATLAB) and hands-on experience with mechatronics/robotics are a plus.

If you are interested in any of these positions, please drop me an email at soumacho@buffalo.edu.

PhD Research Positions

Preferred qualifications

  • B.S. or M.S. in: Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, or Computer Science (or any other closely related discipline).
  • Proficiency in (at least one) programming platform (e.g., Python, C/C++, and Java)
  • Experience with using MATLAB
  • Prior research experience/background (at some project level) in any of the following areas is a plus: numerical analysis, optimization, uncertainty quantification, machine learning, artificial neural networks, data mining, robotic algorithms, and optimal control.
  • Prior scholarly publication experience, e.g., international conference/journal articles, is a plus
  • Knowledge of any of the following engineering tools is a plus: Simulink, FEA/CFD tools (ABAQUS, ANSYS, FLUENT, COMSOL, etc.), CAD tools (SolidWorks, Pro-E, AutoCAD, etc.), and ROS.
  • Knowledge of any statistical/computing/optimization tools, e.g., R, CPLEX, TOMLAB, GAMS solvers, is a plus

 

Masters Research Positions

Preferred Qualification: Must be an enrolled MS student in any Engineering/CS department at UB. For further information, please contact me via email, and attach your CV.

Undergraduate Research Positions

Preferred Qualification: Must be an enrolled BS student in any Engineering/CS department at UB.

Project Topics include (not limited to):

  • UAV Collision Avoidance: Fabricate & use a benchtop testbed and UAV flight tests to investigate vision-based navigation and collision avoidance – urban search & rescue applications
  • Autonomous UAV Battery Swap Station: Fabricate and test a new autonomous station where quadcopter UAVs can land and swap their batteries, allowing round the clock missions.
  • UAV Swarm Simulation/Experiments: Perform simulation and physical experiments to test the flight of a swarm of UAVs, with specialized inter-UAV wireless communication.
  • Transitioning UAV Testing: Fabrication and Flight Testing of blended-wing-body transitioning UAV.
  • Building Energy Optimization: Using E+ simulation tool to develop optimum operation of building heating/cooling systems.
  • Bio-inspired Design Principles: Using text mining to create a database of biologically inspired design principles for dynamic systems.