- 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.
- College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
- 2540 Dole Street, Holmes Hall 302
- Attn: Professor Mehrdad Ghasemi Nejhad
- Honolulu, HI 96822
- Professor Mehrdad Ghasemi Nejhad; 808-956-7560; email@example.com
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