As one of the oldest forms of applied science and engineering, Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Metallurgical Engineering was founded in 1906 and named after its emphasis on the study of metals. Since then, our field has broadened to include all classes of materials from ceramics and polymers to semiconductors and biological materials. Whereas early eras of civilization were widely identified by human’s ability to work with new material (Stone Age, Bronze Age), today our abilities and projects span a variety of materials and combine everything from physics and chemistry to civil and electrical engineering.
The MSE department in the College of Engineering at CMU is seeking a research scientist to
support its multiple programs in metals additive manufacturing (3D printing). These programs
include printing of heat exchangers, solar receiver panels, recuperators, and devices for methane
mitigation via oxidation. In addition to federally funded programs from multiple agencies such
as ARPA-E and SETO, there are also opportunities for industry-supported projects. The
successful candidate will be expected to work the full pipeline from design (often from other
groups) through to delivering printed parts to collaborating groups. Complementary to being
fully involved in 3D printing, materials characterization will be required for the feedstocks and
printed materials including microscopy and property measurement. The position is in the
Rollet research group. Mentoring for future faculty positions and other career opportunities
will be provided. Publishing papers from the work is expected. Excellent demonstrated
communications skills are required. Hands-on experience with metals additive manufacturing
and materials characterization is required. Experience in writing proposals at any level is
Core responsibilities include:
Lead research and development on projects with emphasis on metals additive manufacturing
Perform data analysis and other experimental procedures
Assist masters and doctoral students in tasks related to the metallurgy of printed materials,
especially with respect to heat exchangers and related components
Report and present results at conferences and workshops, and host visitors
Identify problems and obstacles to progress; develop strategies to tackle problems
Interface with equipment vendors
Work with staff in NextM, MFI, the CIT Accelerator and other relevant parts of the organization
Write reports and papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals
Document information by compiling and maintaining accurate and detailed records
Perform related duties as assigned, e.g., writing proposals
Other duties as assigned.
You should demonstrate:
Bachelors degree required
2-8 years of industrial experience with metals additive manufacturing (required)
2-8 years of research and research lab experience (required)
2-8 years of experience with machine learning (desired)
Are you interested in this exciting opportunity? Apply today!
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