Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering (General) - Oct 11, 2013
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, seeks applications for a new tenure- track faculty opening. Although we expect to make an appointment at the junior level, under exceptional circumstances the possibility exists for a senior appointment in certain areas of specific interest. Faculty duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, research and supervision of student research. We seek candidates who will provide inspiration and leadership in research, contribute proactively to both under-graduate and graduate level teaching in the Mechanical Engineering department and add to the diversity of the academic community.Read More...
Faculty Position in Mechanics of Solids and Structures - Oct 11, 2013
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, seeks an outstanding individual for a tenure-track faculty position in Mechanics of Solids and Structures. The appointment is expected to be at the assistant professor level; in an exceptional case, a senior faculty appointment may be possible. Faculty duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of an independent, internationally-recognized research program, and supervision of student research.Read More...
Faculty Position in Thermal Science and Engineering - Oct 11, 2013
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, is seeking junior faculty applicants in the areas of thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, thermochemical processes and combustion with applications in the fields of energy, propulsion, and thermal engineering. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: (i) energy system analysis and optimization; (ii) surface processes where coupling of transport and chemistry is critical; (iii) fundamental thermal science; (iv) water purification and environmental contaminants; (v) energy transport; (vi) energy storage; and (vi) energy efficiency.Read More...
Battelle/MIT Postdoctoral Associate Program - Nov 15, 2012
The Battelle Memorial Institute and MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering are inviting applications to the Battelle/MIT Postdoctoral Associate Program supporting innovative research with relevance to national security. We are particularly interested in proposals that emphasize fundamental research in year one, with the potential for reduction to practice in year two. Successful applicants will have access to Battelle advisors during the second phase who can assist with technology transfer challenges including ultimate transition to
the commercial market.
POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE: Bioengineering - Mar 01, 2012
POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Mechanical Engineering – to join the Bio-Robotics group in the d’Arbeloff Laboratory working on bio-artificial muscles and their applications to micro-robots and medical devices. The specific focus is optogenetic control of skeletal muscles, formation of 3D muscle tissues, spatiotemporal control of distributed muscle constructs, and computational model of myogenesis. Will work closely with Professor H. Harry Asada and collaborate with an interdisciplinary research team of biologists and engineers, having a long-term goal of developing biological machines. Researchers will participate in the newly established NSF Science and Technology Center, Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (http://ebics.net/).Read More...
POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE: Robotics - Mar 01, 2012
POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Mechanical Engineering – d’Arbeloff Laboratory, Bio-Robotics Program, to work with Professor H. Harry Asada on the development of wireless micro underwater vehicles for direct inspection of nuclear power plants and related projects. The project focuses on:
a) Dynamics and control of highly maneuverable underwater vehicles
b) Wireless underwater communication
c) Energy efficient PZT actuators, and
d) System integration.Read More...
Postdoctoral position in desalination optimization at MIT - Oct 18, 2011
A postdoctoral position is immediately available at MIT (target start date Feb 1, 2012).
The main research task is optimization of existing and novel desalination concepts, in collaboration with a major company. The project will involve publications in top journals as well as communications with the sponsor. There is opportunity of development of optimization algorithms and participation in other projects.Read More...
Device Research Lab (drl.mit.edu) Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT
We are seeking Postdoctoral Associates for projects in the areas of energy and thermal-fluid systems. Specific projects include the development of solar thermal energy conversion, water desalination, multi-phase microfluidic, thermal management systems, and MEMS.
Postdoctoral Associate, Liquid Metal Battery - Apr 19, 2011
Project description: The Liquid Metal Battery (LMB) project in the Sadoway research group at MIT is seeking key postdoctoral associates to assist in the research and development of a novel liquid battery for stationary grid-scale storage applications. The technology promises to provide a low‐cost and long lifespan storage technology, avoiding the typical failure mechanisms of common batteries fitted with solid electrodes, thus enhancing the security and stability of the electrical power grid. Furthermore, the technology can convert unreliable and intermittent renewable resources, such as wind and solar, into more profitable on‐demand generators. The battery comprises three liquid layers: two metals of different composition separated by a molten salt. One metal serves as the positive electrode, the other metal serves as the negative electrode, and the molten salt is the electrolyte. The three liquid layers stratify based on density differences and contiguous immiscibility. The system operates in the temperature range of 400°C to 700°C. In fall 2010, this project was awarded funding from the ARPA-E division of the US Department of Energy and has grown into a team of 15 motivated researchers.
Peabody Visiting Professorship in Mechanical Engineering at MIT - Oct 04, 2010
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT is pleased to announce the establishment of two new distinguished visiting professorships in the department. Applicants are now being considered for appointments as Peabody Visiting Professor (for senior faculty) and Peabody Visiting Associate Professor (for newly-tenured and mid-career faculty).