Join Us

We hope you find our research project interesting, and we are always looking for students with passion and dedication for research. If you are interested in joining any projects in the lab, please contact Dr. Zhang with your most recent resume and your unofficial transcript. The lab currently has openings for doctoral, master's, and undergraduate student researchers. In the meantime, we are also open for visiting researchers/students for long-term (more than half an year) research projects.

We have listed the following openings to give you some ideas about what we are looking for in different projects and you are welcome to propose new topics to the lab as well. We will update this list periodically.

[New] Funded PhD Student Researchers

The Robotics and Intelligent Systems Laboratory ( at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University (ASU), invites applications for fully funded PhD positions starting in Fall 2020. The positions are in the area of wearable robotics, soft robotics, human-robot interaction, and autonomous driving. Self-motivated students with strong background in one or more of the following disciplines are encouraged to apply:

  • Dynamic systems modeling and control
  • Design, fabrication, and characterization of soft sensors and actuators
  • Wearable robotics and soft robotics
  • Optimization, game theory, and reinforcement learning

The successful candidates will have opportunities to conduct both analytical and hands-on research, publish papers in professional journals, make presentations in major academic conferences, and serve as mentors for undergraduate research projects. Evidence of abilities to work in collaborative teams and good communication skills (oral and written) is essential.

Interested applicants are encouraged to send their curriculum vitae, transcript, and a one-page summary of their research interests to the lab director, Dr. Wenlong Zhang at

BS/MS Student Researchers on Wearable and Soft Robotics

We are currently seeking innovative BS and MS students with a passion for wearable assistive devices and soft robotics. We are accepting applications from students interested in (but not limited to) the following areas:

Mechanical Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Computer Science - Bioengineering- Robotics- Mechatronics - Material Science - Biomechanics - Device Characterization and Optimization

Students will work on design, fabrication, characterization, sensing, and control for various wearable soft robots. Prior experience in one or more of the following is desired:

  • Hardware prototyping
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Computational design
  • Materials testing
  • Feedback control systems
  • Motion planning
  • Programming: Matlab, Python, C++, C, etc.

Please also check this position at the ASU FURI/MORE website through this link for more details.