Open PhD (as Research Assistant) and Postdoctoral Positions

Several PhD (as Research Assistants) and Postdoctoral positions are available with the Distributed Control and Dynamical Systems (DCDS) Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Lehigh University. All candidates with strong backgrounds in mechnical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science or applied mathematics are encouraged to apply. Our current research focus are (1) real-time pecerption and planning of team of robots, (2) networked control systems, (3) risk analysis of nonlinear systems.

As employees of Lehigh University, postdocs will receive a competitive salary, travel budget, benefits, and discounts for health insurance.

Interested applicants may contact Prof. Nader Motee ( by sending him the following information: (1) one-page research statement explaining how his/her background fits the research areas, (2) detailed CV (for postdoc applicants, please include a list of publications), (3) two reference letters. All documents should be sent in PDF format. 

New Grant from the Office of Naval Research

Our lab receives a new four-year ONR project on Real-Time Perception and Planning in Network of Robots (September 2019). 

The 2019 Best SICON Paper Prize

One of our papers, click here, has won the 2019 SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prize. The prize recognizes noteworthy papers published in the SIAM Journal of Control and Optimization (SICON). This prize is given to a paper that has made significant research contributions to the field of Control and Systems Theory and has been published in SICON in one of the three calendar years preceding the year of the award. Read more ...

New Grant from The Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Our lab receives a new AFOSR project on Risk Analysis of Nonlinear Dynamical Networks (November 2018).  

Drone Coliseum

We are getting prepared to run our first experiments in our newly developed drone coliseum, which is endowed with the state-of-the-art equipment. Stay tune for more news in soon future!

IFAC NecSys Best Student Paper Award

Yaser Ghaedsharaf is the winner of the Best Student Paper: Runner-Up Award of the 6th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems. Our group wins the best paper award for the second time in a row. Link

Invited Session in CDC 2016

Chris Somarakis and Milad Siami have organized an invited session on Analysis and Synthesis of Dynamical Networks in upcoming IEEE Conference on Decision and Control to be held in Las Vegas in December 2016. Link

Alumni Association Graduate Student Merit Award

Milad Siami wins the 2016 Alumni Association Graduate Student Merit Award. Link

The 2016 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award

Dr. Motee is one of the recipients of the prestigious 2016 ONR Young Investigator award. Link 1  Link 2

Two Invited Sessions in MOPTA 2016

Milad Siami and Saleh Bahavarnia are organizing two invited sessions on Applications of Optimization in Networked Control Systems in the upcoming 2016 Conference on Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications (MOPTA 2016). Link