Job Openings


Please keep in mind that the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is a highly competitive university and that you must be accepted to the graduate program PRIOR to joining our lab.

If accepted to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Mechanical Engineering Graduate program, you may email your resume to Professor Hsiao-Wecksler. A personal statement on your interests and goals is also preferential.


We also usually need several new Undergraduate assistants each Fall. Undergraduates seeking a position in the HDCL should have a minimum GPA of 3.4 and be available to volunteer for 10-12 hrs/week for at least two semesters. Interested students should send their resume with a list of skills and experiences to Professor Hsiao-Wecksler at least one semester before they may want to participate.


Current Openings:
The Human Dynamics and Controls Lab has a need for a volunteer undergraduate research assistant to help with electronic design tasks for several different projects (current projects). We are looking for a student with the following qualifications:

  1. Junior, or Senior in EE/CE, or ME with ECE minor
  2. Experience in mechatronics projects (microcontrollers, sensors, soldering, embedded C programming, LabVIEW, etc.)
  3. Experience in circuit design and electronics prototyping (IC, PCB)/testing
  4. Familiarity with electronic component selection, including microcontrollers, wires, connector

If you are interested, please send your resume/CV to Chenzhang Xiao at We will arrange interview as soon as we see fit.


Software Application Development for a Wearable for Quantifying Abnormal Muscle Behavior (Position, Velocity, Resistance Meter (PVRM))
We are developing a wearable and ergonomic device (PVRM) to quantify passive arm movement of people with abnormal muscle behavior such as spasticity and rigidity. A clinician would attach the PVRM on the patient’s upper arm and wrist and manually move the patient’s arm while the PVRM data is being recorded and sent to a PC/smartphone/tablet via bluetooth.

We are in need of a clinician-friendly Android and/or iOS app to visualize, process, and record the PVRM data. We are looking for students with experience in Android and/or iOS app development on tablet/smartphones. This project involves developing an app that can read, process, and record strings of arm movement data via bluetooth from a custom developed wearable device.

Skill set: