Open Positions

Three Ph.D. positions are available starting in Spring or Summer 2020 in my group within Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University. The successful candidates will conduct theoretical analysis & design research strongly driven by on one of the projects:

  • Thermal management of Li-ion batteries 

  • Multi-agent system deployment and formation tracking control 

  • Vibration Control of ...


It is ... that the candidate are self-motivated and has

  •  B.S. or M. S. degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, (applied) mathematics, or related areas (required);

  •  Expertise in MATLAB/SIMULINK (required);

  •  Hands on experience in experimental testing and hardware design (required); 

  •  Strong skills in control and optimization (preferred);

  •  Excellent mathematical skills (preferred); 

  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills (preferred);

The interested ... please send the application package to Dr. Shu-Xia Tang

  • A detailed CV (including a list of publications, if any);

  • A 1-page cover letter describing how you meet ALL the essential criteria with details/examples/evidence, and your career goal, background and research interests;

  • A research statement describing your past achievement and your research plan.