Postdoctoral Fellow Composite Recycling and Manufacturing Research in Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering. Position Available Immediately and Open until Filled.
A self-motivated candidate is sought for a research position in an interdisciplinary Composite Manufacturing Research that integrates composite recycling and reclaimed fiber manufacturing. This research program will develop a new methodology and machinery for utilizing of recycled fibers in a new high volume short cycle time composite processes. Specifically, the candidate will engage with design, operate and maintain of machinery related to recycled fiber compote process.
This group collaborates with the Carbon and Composite Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), as well as Institute for Advanced Composite Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI). Individuals collaborate with ORNL scientists, industrial fellows, and mechanical engineering faculty to perform research leading to development of composite recycling and remanufacturing for sustainable future. Through participation in a research with Carbon and Composite Group and IACMI, group members access nationally recognized manufacturing facilities and work with leading scientific experts. The ideal candidate is willing to mentor undergraduate and graduate students, collaborate with ORNL scientists, and perform cutting-edge research in composite manufacturing. US person or lawful permanent resident (green card holder) is preferred due to export controlled nature of part of the work.
Design and maintain machinery related to composite manufacturing
Participate in project planning and execution
Present and report research results and publish in peer- reviewed journals in a timely manner
Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements
Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics
A PhD in Mechanical engineering, material engineering, chemical engineering or related fields
An excellent record of productive and creative research
Ability to work independently and as a team, and participate creatively in refining projects directions
Good oral and written communication skills, and the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of colleagues
Expertise in polymer composite processing.
Expertise in material characterization such as thermal and mechanical analyses
Expertise in designing and building machinery
Experience in carbon fiber, and carbon fiber recycling such as pyrolysis, solvolysis.
Ability to work on multiple tasks in a limited amount of time and to independently set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks to meet deadlines
Potential candidates should provide a single .pdf package containing an introductory letter, CV, a short statement of research interests and career goals, and the contact information for three references.
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