Biological Dynamics and Devices Lab in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stevens Institute of Technology invites applicants for PhD student and postdoctoral scholar positions in the areas of cellular mechanics and concussion biomechanics.
The selected candidates will have opportunities to closely work with collaborators at Stanford, UIUC and Mount Sinai Hospital. Interested candidates should send their CVs and representative publications to email@example.com by addressing Prof. Mehmet Kurt.
Stevens is a top-ranked private technological university located in Hoboken, New Jersey. The Institute’s small size eases cross-department and interdisciplinary research ties and teaching programs. The 55-acre campus is on the Hudson River across from midtown Manhattan within a few minutes from New York City via public transportation. Hoboken is an upscale small city, the residence of choice for many professionals working in NYC. Students typically live in Hoboken, Manhattan, and in suburban communities in Northern New Jersey along commuter train lines to Hoboken and NYC. Stevens’s location offers excellent opportunities for collaborations with nearby universities such as NYU, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers/DIMACS as well as major industrial research laboratories such as Bell Labs, AT&T Labs, IBM Research,Google NYC, Siemens, and the Sarnoff Corporation.
"Stevens Institute of Technology announced today that 19 new members have joined its faculty cohort for academic year 2016-17, hailing from such institutions as Stanford, Carnegie Mellon and UNC-Chapel Hill. Mehmet Kurt joins Stevens as an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Bogazici University in Turkey and a doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in mechanical engineering. His research interests include biomechanics, biomedical devices and structural health monitoring. Prior to joining Stevens he served as a postdoctoral scholar in the bioengineering department at Stanford University, where he researched the biomechanics of brain injury."
Prof. Kurt is the recipient of a pilot postdoctoral grant to investigate the reasons of why the pediatric brain is more vulnerable to concussions in sports. The multidisciplinary effort will involve magnetic resonance elastography experiments in collaboration with a team of radiologists at Stanford, led by Prof. Max Wintermark and Prof. Kim Butts-Pauly.