Smart Materials and Robotics Laboratory Assistant

Smart Materials and Robotics Laboratory Assistant - Eric Markvicka
Contact - Eric Markvicka
Department - Electronics & Computer Engineering - Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Role(s) Needed:
  • Graduate Assistant
  • Undergraduate Assistant
Students Needed:
• Graduate
• Undergraduate
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic highlights the need for a sensitive surveillance system that can detect health threats. Wearable technologies make the acquisition of evaluable clinical grade physiological data streams across a population feasible. Such a wearable technology could also be used to detect episodes of increased air pollution or exacerbations of chronic diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Dr. Eric Markvicka's lab ( in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering is searching for a M.S. or Ph.D. student with an interest in studying wearable electronic devices to continuously monitor physiological data. The wearable electronic device will incorporate a range of biosensors for measuring key biological signals including heart rate, blood oxygenation, blood pressure, flow of breath, and gait.

For information or to apply, please contact:

Eric Markvicka, PhD
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
College of Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln | W335 Nebraska Hall | Lincoln, NE 68588