The Faculty of Engineering Sciences of KU Leuven [Katholieke Universiteit Leuven] University (Belgium) is announcing PhD Position with a research theme that relates to the emerging practice of robotic architecture, robotic fabrication, and robots in architecture.

The overall aim is to develop new kinds of interfaces that facilitate the iterative design of true-size, physical objects of architectural elements via interactive robotic actuation.

Level/Field of Study

KU Leuven University scholarships are available for pursuing a PhD programme  with a research theme that relates to the emerging practice of robotic architecture, robotic fabrication, robots in architecture.

Host Institution/Country

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Value of Award

This is a fully funded position.

Target Group

International students are eligible to apply for this position.

Eligibility

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

The position will be suitable for someone with experience on the technical aspects of one or more of the following areas, or demonstrate the ability to acquire sufficient skills in all these areas:

  • Human-computer interaction (HCI) (e.g. tangible, embedded and embodied interaction);
  • Digital or robotic fabrication;
  • Computer science (e.g. computer vision, machine learning, robotics);
  • Design science (e.g. architecture, parametric design, 3D modelling).

The student should have sufficient academic achievements to be accepted as a PhD student at the KU Leuven Arenberg Doctoral School of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences.

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English Language Requirement: Applicants must have excellent writing and speaking skills in English. Additional knowledge of other languages (esp. French and German) is a plus.

How to Apply

The mode of application is online.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Application deadline is September 11, 2017.

 Scholarship Website