General inquiries should be directed to Professor Kramer (

  • Professor Rebecca Kramer
  • Purdue University
  • 585 Purdue Mall, ME 2147
  • West Lafayette, IN 47907
  • Office Phone: 765-494-2219
  • The Faboratory
  • Purdue University
  • 585 Purdue Mall, ME B147
  • West Lafayette, IN 47907
  • Lab Phone: 765-494-2927


Opportunities for undergraduate students:
The Faboratory is always seeking highly motivated undergraduate students to assist with research projects. Students should contact Professor Kramer for more information. Please note that we strongly prefer long-term projects (one year or more) due to the significant amount of training required for our projects.

Opportunities for graduate students:
The Faboratory typically adds 1-2 graduate students each year. Candidates should apply to the School of Mechanical Engineering and specify interest in working with Professor Kramer in their application.

Opportunities for postdocs:
The Purdue Faboratory is currently seeking a postdoctoral researcher in the area of system integration and control of robotic fabrics. The start date for the appointment is flexible, but preferably August 2016. Applicants should hold a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or other related field. Applicants should send a single PDF document to Professor Kramer ( containing a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for at least three references.