Join Us – Open Ph.D. and Master Positions!


Fully-funded Ph.D. and Master Positions in Design and Control of Wearable Robots. 

The Bionic Engineering Lab is looking for talented individuals to build the next generation of powered exoskeletons and robotic leg prostheses.  The open positions are fully funded (stipend, benefits, tuitions) through grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, and the Department of Defense. Available projects range from the design of novel powered and semi-active exoskeletons and exosuits with bioinspired actuation systems, human-in-the-loop control of wearable robots for performance augmentation and restoration, design of lightweight and robust robotic leg prosthesis, development of intelligent controllers for real-world use leading to the first take-home study with a robotic leg prosthesis in the world.

The application is FREE. The GRE exam is optional. Here you can find more information on the application process. Email Dr. Lenzi for any questions (


Example Projects:

  • Human performance enhancement with powered exoskeletons (exo running, exo jumping). 
  • Design and control  lightweight powered knee/ankle/toe prosthesis (BionicE Leg video);
  • Biomechanical and clinical assessment of powered exoskeletons for individuals gait impairments such as hemiparesis (knee exo video, hip exo video); 
  • Neural control of wearable robots using electromyography and sonomyography (NSF poster). 

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