Appointment dates are for a period of 89 days.
Duties and Responsibilities
Preparing samples and performing mechanical testing per prescribed test methods under the directions of Senior Scientists.
Participating in the development of composites and nanocomposites including design, analysis, fabrication, and testing.
Participating in custom design and operation of Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) furnaces.
Manufacturing and post-processing of various forms of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and their inclusions in polymers and composites to develop high-performance multifunctional nanocomposites.
Performing machining, measuring, testing, and data acquisition & recording of the developed composites and nanocomposites according to ASTM standards.
Assisting in test equipment calibrations.
Recording, evaluating, and reporting test results on written forms and in electronic spreadsheets.
Developing technical reports and presentations as well as patent documents and research papers.
Maintain test sample preparation area.
Other relevant duties as assigned.
Vocational degree from community college or equivalent experiences, with technical focus in areas of science or engineering with hands-on skills.
Proficiency in manufacturing techniques using mill, lathe, bender, hydraulic shears, diamond saw, cutting tools, grinder, drilling, etc.
Proficiency with computer aided design software such as AutoCAD, Inventor, Solid Works.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
Familiarity with composite materials manufacturing and testing.
Familiarity with programming, MatLab, and LabView.
BS in mechanical engineering, material science, chemical engineering, physics, or related area.
Ability to read and interpret specifications, review test plans, procedures, data analysis and follow detailed verbal and written instructions.
Knowledge of accessory design and operation of CVD furnaces.
Familiarity with the growth of CNTs (Carbon Nanotubes).
Familiarity with machining and testing of composites.
Familiarity with Instron testing machine and associated data acquisition techniques.
Familiarity with ASTM methods related to mechanical and physical testing of composite materials.
Familiarity with advanced materials, nanomaterials, nanotechnology, composites, and nanocomposites.
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