Two Doctoral Research Assistants
doctoral (Ph.D.) research assistant (RA) student positions are available
on the synthesis, characterization, and modeling of high performance
energy-storage materials with nanostructures. The two positions
became available because of an award from National Science Foundation (Award
#1235769, Development of Enhanced Performance Energy Storage
Materials Using Tailorable Percolation Networks of Nanofibers,
PI: Amy Fleischer, Co-PIs: Gang Feng, Aaron Wemhoff).
The project is to develop a reliable and durable energy
storage material with an enhanced energy transfer rate
through establishing a well-controlled functionalized carbon-nanofiber
network embedded in a phase change material.
first Ph.D. RA will focus on the synthesis, functionalization,
nanomechanical characterization and modeling of the functionalized
second Ph.D. RA will focus on the synthesis, integration, thermal
characterization and modeling of the phase change material.
The two RAs will work closely and will both have strong experience in
materials science and engineering, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and
heat transfer engineering, and nanotechnology.
Bachelor or Masterís degree in Materials Science and Engineering,
Thermal Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Solid
Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, or related disciplines.
Experimental and modeling experience in the field of synthesis and
characterization of energy materials, nanomaterials and
nanostructures is preferred (but not required).
To apply for either Ph.D. student positions, please send a detailed CV,
a brief statement of research interests, and the contact information for
3 references, all as email attachments in PDF format, to Dr. Gang Feng,
Review of the applications will start immediately until the positions
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Gang Feng
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
800 Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA 19085, USA
Tel: (610)-519-6654; Email: email@example.com
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