Engineering mechanics includes all areas of theoretical and applied mechanics. Engineering mechanics focuses on the mechanics of solids and fluids: continuum mechanics; dynamics; stability; properties of materials; computational, probabilistic and experimental mechanics; biomechanics; and nano- and micro-mechanics.
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Job Description: Ph.D. students will work on the investigation of degradation mechanisms in electrochemical energy conversion and storage materials using in situ stress and strain measurement techniques. Electrode-electrolyte interaction, structural stability and material performance will be characterized in various of battery and fuel cell systems. Continuum based mathematical model will be derived in order to optimize material properties. New advanced materials with desired properties for next generation energy conversion and storage devices will be developed by utilizing material based strategies. Detailed project descriptions and planning will be undertaken directly with the successful candidates. Research and teaching assistantships are available to qualified applicants.
Our Offer: The School of Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University is seeking exceptionally talented and motivated students to join our young and ambitious research team. Ph.D. positions area available in the area of advanced batteries (e.g. Li-Sulfur, Li-Oxygen and Na-Ion), fuel cells (e.g. solid-oxide fuel cells) and other energy conversion and storage-related areas. Ph.D. students will develop exceptional skills and expertise in the areas of electrochemistry, defect chemistry, mechanics of materials, and material fabrication during their studies. The selected candidates will present their work at international conferences such as AlCHE and ECS. They will also have opportunities to closely work with collaborators at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Iowa State University, and Argonne National Laboratory.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should send their CV to email@example.com by addressing Dr. Özgür Çapraz.
About PI: Dr. Özgür Çapraz graduated from Middle East Technical University with a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering in 2010. He received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering with a Mechanical Engineering minor from Iowa State University in 2014. Then, he continued his academic career as a post-doctoral researcher in the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Çapraz is recently awarded to Assistant Professorship position in the School of Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University. For more information about his studies, please visit www.ocapraz.com.
A new approach for monolithic integration of silicon nanowires with 3-dimensional devices (for more details of the project see:https://www.researchgate.net/project/Novel-silicon-nanowire-based-3-dime...). Integration of silicon nanowires in three-dimensional devices including integrated circuits (ICs) and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) leads to enhanced functionality and performance in diverse applications. The immediate challenge to the extensive use of silicon nanowires in modern electronic devices is their integration with the higher-order architectures. Utilizing a well-tuned combination of etching and protection processes, silicon nanowires can be batch-produced in bulk silicon with an extreme trench depth of 40-μm, the highest trench depth obtained in a monolithic fashion within the same Si crystal so far. (for more details see: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320366622_Monolithic_technology...).With the associated lack of high-temperature processes and its CMOS-compatibility, the technique is a promising enabler for future miniaturized piezoresistive sensors. (for more details see: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315939425_A_Monolithic_Approach...).The implications of the technology regarding the electromechanical resonance are studied within a particular setting, where the resonator is co-fabricated with all terminals and tuning electrodes. (for more details see: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322794270_Piezoresistive_Silico...).
Laboratory CoordinatorAdvanced Materials Testing and Evaluation Laboratory (AMTEL)College of EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignThe College of Engineering seeks applicants for the position of Laboratory Coordinator to provide leadership, oversight and management to enable innovative research in the Advanced Materials Testing and Evaluation Laboratory (AMTEL). AMTEL is a state-of-the-art facility for mechanical testing of specimens to determine baseline engineering properties of traditional and advanced materials, conduct sophisticated multi-axial testing, and perform full field optical stress analysis. The Laboratory Coordinator will report to the AMTEL Director, who reports to the Dean of the College of Engineering.Specific duties and responsibilities include to:• Engage directly with faculty and students in the design and set-up of experiments in AMTEL by providing expertise on the equipment available within the laboratory.• Coordinate, complete and evaluate testing within AMTEL facilities. Develop and adhere to schedules for preventative maintenance.• Provide guidance on, work directly with, and train AMTEL users on various techniques for using the equipment, and work directly with a variety of equipment in a hands-on fashion.• Assure compliance with all applicable safety regulations and training certification for the laboratory by meeting OSHA [and other] requirements.• Coordinate software upgrade and installation, by assessing the revisions to the software as well as developing and communicating a schedule for deployment and modifying/customizing the software as needed for use in AMTEL.• Work closely with faculty and staff to maintain hydraulic equipment with emphasis upon process monitoring, preventive maintenance, rapid troubleshooting, and collaborate on possible solutions to remedy any issues.• Evaluate new equipment and advise faculty on laboratory capabilities for alternative AMTEL services, maintaining a state-of-the-art facility.• Work with Illinois students who utilize the laboratory for their research projects, including but not limited to, providing training on equipment and laboratory policies.• Coordinate user billing through interaction with the users and the departmental/college business office.• Interact with, and assist as needed, other multiuser testing facilities (e.g., Materials Research Lab) and other individual faculty/researchers working in the area of materials testing.• Assume additional appropriate related research duties to further the mission of AMTEL.Minimum Qualifications:• Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.• Proficiency in computer programming and software installation experience (Labview and/or Python).• Three years professional laboratory experience in materials testing.• Experience working with and performing maintenance on servo-hydraulic equipment.• Ability to design and construct simple circuits• Two years of materials testing and evaluation teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.• Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment in order to be able to analyze and investigate a variety of questions and problems.• Strong written and oral communication skills.Preferred Qualifications:• PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.• Knowledge and ability to organize and manage diverse activities involving people, programs, and other resources.The Laboratory Coordinator position is a full-time, benefits-eligible academic professional position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Applicants may beinterviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload as a single PDF file your cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three references by May 10, 2018. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Sarah Musselman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-244-1056.The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.
A PhD position is available beginning at the start of the Spring 2019 semester in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State. The PhD student is to conduct research within the scope of ultrasonic wave propagation in polycrystalline materials for materials characterization. Specific areas of interest include:
Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV to Dr. Christopher M. Kube ( email@example.com ).
Prospective candidates can review application requirements at http://www.esm.psu.edu/academics/graduate/how-to-apply.aspx
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