Mechatronics and Energy TransformAtion             Laboratory
Mechatronics and Energy TransformAtion   


Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering, which focuses on the design, optimization, manufacturing, and control of modern electromechanical systems in different application scenarios. On the other hand, the researches of energy transformations, in particular, for those among different physical fields, are also interdisciplinary. It incorporates the expertise from even more engineering disciplinarians.

        Established in 2014, the Mechatronics and Energy Transformation Laboratory (METAL) at ShanghaiTech University devotes herself to the academic research and engineering innovation on mechatronics and energy related topics, such that to enhance the productivity in industry, to improve the human-machine interface, and to enable a high energy efficient, environment-friendly, and convenient living for human beings.

        The recent research emphases in the METAL includes: efficient simulation and optimization of power conversion circuit and system, kinetic energy harvesting systems and their applications in smart hardware, vibration control, renewable energy systems, etc.


There are multiple openings of 1) graduate students (PhD or master), 2) postdoctoral fellow, 3) research engineering, 4) visiting student/internship in METAL. Candidates with electronic/electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, mechanics, biomedical engineering related background and strong interests in mechatronics and energy conversion are welcome for the application. Competitive salary/subsidy will be provided.

        METAL实验室常年招收以下职位人员:1. 研究生(博士或硕士), 2. 博士后,3. 科研工程师(拥有硕士或本科学位,动手能力强),4. 实习/访问学生。申请人需具有电力电子,微电子,或机械力学等相关学习工作背景。学校、学院和实验室将提供有竞争力的学生津贴/工作薪酬。

Upcoming Conferences

中国力学大会2017,暨庆祝中国力学学会成立60周年大会. August 13-16, Beijing.

IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition. October 1-5, Cincinnati, Ohio (January 15, 2017 – Digest submission)

The 28th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies (ICAST 2017). 8-11 October 2017 Cracow, Poland (May 15, 2017 Abstract Submission Deadline)

IECON 2017 is the 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES). Oct. 29 - Nov. 1,2017 Beijing, China (The first Call For Paper is out 17 October 2016)

SPIE Smart Structures + Nondestructive Evaluation Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Denver, Colorado, United States, 4 - 8 March 2018 (abstracts due 21 August 2017)