|Ph.D. Graduate Positions: Nano-Derived Microsensors
The Energy Materials Program within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the West Virginia University anticipates filling two Ph.D. graduate positions in the area of Nanomaterials and Materials Science. This program aims to develop micro-scale, chemical sensors and sensor arrays composed of nanomaterials to detect gases such as hydrogen, carbon monoxide, NOx, SOx, and hydrogen sulfide within high-temperature environments (>500°C). The long-term goal is to demonstrate sensor materials and processing strategies that can be used on micro-sensor arrays to monitor these and other gases (carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, and nitrogen oxides) within the harsh environments, such as transportation applications and various industrial energy applications, including current and future coal-fired power plants. This appointment requires general knowledge of materials science, ceramic and/or colloidal processing, MEMs, and solid-state electrochemistry. The project will require the candidates to work both independently and within a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists.
To apply: Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a letter describing their qualifications, resume, and names, addresses, email addresses, and email addresses of at least two references.
Application packages should be sent to Dr. Edward M. Sabolsky, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to PO Box 6106, Morgantown, WV 26506-6106. Position is currently available; therefore, review of all applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
|Employer:||West Virginia University (W)VU is a comprehensive land grant institution with over 28,000 students. The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) department has twenty-nine faculty, offering B.S., M.S., and Ph.D degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering (planned to initiate in Spring 2011).|