PhD on Design of robotic catheter and endoscopic systems

PhD on Design of robotic catheter and endoscopic systems


PhD on Design of robotic catheter and endoscopic programs

The profitable applicant will develop into a part of the Robotic Assisted Surgical procedure (RAS) group ( belonging to the division of Mechanical Engineering. It is a rising, dynamic and multi-disciplinary analysis group that’s closely concerned in worldwide analysis and collaboration by means of numerous EU or bilateral tasks. Just lately, RAS has expanded its exercise in improvement of versatile robotic expertise and robotic catheterization. Aside from a novel analysis infrastructure, the RAS group maintains additionally tight and a number of collaborations with UZ Leuven, the most important (college) hospital in Belgium, which is situated at 10 minutes trip (bicycle) of the division. The group consists of members of college of engineering science and engineering expertise striving to develop superior medical gadgets and translate these to the hospital the place scientific validation ought to/might happen.


Current efforts in robotics and automation analysis have fostered the event of all kinds of the miniature continuum robots which may entry confined areas and, because of their compliance, comply with advanced trajectories exchanging restricted forces with the environment. These properties clarify the enchantment of those robots in surgical purposes and minimal invasive surgical procedure specifically, the place essential duties are to be executed inside the delicate and sophisticated atmosphere of the human physique. In most cancers therapy, there’s a enormous potential for good robotic catheters. Geared up with pressure and form sensing functionality, superior pressure management and good catheter steering is possible. Constructing upon earlier experience in miniaturization, sensing and management, driving miniature devoted catheters in difficult-to-reach anatomic areas turns into possible. The areas which might be focused on this venture are even tougher to achieve urging additional enhancements by way of miniaturization. Inside this venture the PhD candidate will intently collaborate with colleagues from micro- and precision manufacturing who acquired wanted tools to additional scale down steerable programs.

By new mechanisms for actuation, sensing and management,this PhD will design and develop novel robotic endoscopic ultrasound and catheter programs. Constructing on earlier work, superior sensing and estimation strategies shall be elaborated to acquire an improved understanding of and management over the robotic’s pose and get in touch with state inside its environment. The carried out analysis matches in an multi-disciplinary venture lead by RAS, however involving additionally drug producers (researchers) and clinicians. A detailed collaboration with each events is envisioned and important for achievement.


* Candidates should maintain an engineering diplomathat offers entry to the KU Leuven Arenberg Doctoral Faculty PhD program (MScdegree obtained “cum laude” or equal).

* We’re searching for a extremely motivated andgoal-oriented candidate with a robust background in mechanicaldesign, mechatronics, biomedical engineering and/or robotics.

* Expertise in mechanical design, manufacturing, FEM,programming (C, C++, python and ROS1/2) is advantageous.

* Good drawback resolve abilities is certainly a bonus

* Candidates should be fluent in English.

* The candidate should be a staff participant.

Totally Funded Scholarships for Worldwide College students to Work and Examine Overseas

The Division of Mechanical Engineering on the College of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium is happy to supply a completely funded PhD scholarship to design and develop superior robotic endoscopic ultrasound and catheters for minimal invasive surgical purposes. The profitable applicant will obtain a 1 yr PhD scholarship which may be prolonged to 4years after profitable analysis at yr 1.


For extra data please contact Prof. dr. ir. Emmanuel Vander Poorten, tel.: +32 16 32 25 28, mail: or Mr. Kenan Niu, tel.: +32 16 19 39 96, mail: possibly can apply for this job no later than October 29, 2021 by way of the on-line utility softwareKU Leuven seeks to foster an atmosphere the place all abilities can flourish, no matter gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. When you have any questions regarding accessibility or assist, please contact us at

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