Research Associate position available for joining an established interdisciplinary research team within the Laboratory for Dynamics and Control of Nanosystems at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Funded by Department of Energy, the researcher will work at the intersection of nanotechnology, control engineering, MEMS design, and high-precision mechatronics. The goal of this three-year project is to develop a novel platform technology for high-throughput atomically precise manufacturing.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in a host of theoretical and experimental projects, supervise graduate and undergraduate researchers, write reports and manuscripts, attend international conferences, and work with collaborating groups based in Zyevx Labs and NIST.
Ph.D in a related field.
Preferred Education and Experience:
The applicant should have (or be close to completing) a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a closely related field, in addition to the following experiences.
Control and high-precision mechatronics: The candidate should have a strong analytical background, be familiar with advanced control design methods and have demonstrated experience with control implementation on laboratory or full-scale mechatronic systems.
MEMS: The candidate should have experience with MEMS design and microfabrication in a clean-room environment and be able to design interface electronic circuits for MEMS transducers.
Nanotechnology: The candidate should be familiar with scanning probe microscopy methods and have demonstrated and substantial experience with instrumentation design for SPMs. Experience with high-speed AFM will be highly regarded. Regular users of scanning probe microscopes will not be considered.
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