Multiple positions available!

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) is among the largest and most prominent in the nation. The department offers Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in both Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Aerospace Engineering (AE). The department is housed in Engineering Building III, a four-story, 250,000-square foot facility built in 2010. Location is on Centennial Campus combined with its proximity to the Research Triangle Park and neighboring universities provides extensive opportunities for academic and industrial interaction and collaboration.

Our research group’s focus is on multifunctional ceramic materials, especially on their electromagnetic (EM) property at high temperatures and extreme environments.

 

  1. Positions in Electromagnetic (EM) and Wireless Communication

Essential Job Duties:
This job is for M.S., Ph.d or post-doc positions working on the modeling, design, fabrication and characterization of:

  • wireless antenna design for remote sensing
  • EM transparent or absorbent materials
  • engineered EM structures (metamaterials, frequency selective surfaces)
  • conformal microwave devices

Responsibilities includes:

  • computer software simulation
  • hands-on experiments
  • publish scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals
  • lab maintenance, including equipment setup operation, and ordering supplies, etc.

Qualifications:

Candidate must have a U.S. citizenship, hold a B.S. degree and the GPA>3.5. Candidate should have strong background in:

  • Solid knowledge of EM and antenna theory
  • good hands-on experiment capability
  • Prior experience in RF theory and antenna design
  • Research expertise should include at least two of the following areas: wireless/RF communication, antenna design, radio frequency (RF) testing, metamaterial design.
  • Experience with RF lab equipment including power meters, spectrum analyzers, vector signal generators/analyzers and oscilloscope.

 

    2. Positions in Manufacturing Processes

Essential Job Duties:
This job is for M.S., Ph.d or post-doc positions working on the modeling, design and manufacturing.

Responsibilities includes:

  • computer software simulation
  • hands-on experiments
  • publish scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals
  • lab maintenance, including equipment setup operation, and ordering supplies, etc.

Qualifications:

Candidate must have a U.S. citizenship, hold a B.S. degree and the GPA>3.5. Candidate should have strong background in:

  • good hands-on experiment capability
  • general manufacturing processes and be able to operate machines, such as milling, turning, or metal forming process, etc.
  • understand engineering design process and be able to do CAD/CAM drawing using standard software, such as SolidWorks.
  • has strong material background. He/she should have taken basic courses such as ‘mechanical behavior of materials’, ‘structure and properties of materials’, etc.

 

Timeline
All positions will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. If interested, please submit Resume, transcripts and personal statement to Dr. Xu at:

Dr. Cheryl Xu
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
North Carolina State University
Email: cheryl.xu@ncsu.edu