Oregon State School of MIME E-Bulletin

Weekly Newsletter for the School of Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
at Oregon State University

November 17, 2014


This Week's Features

Energy Systems Lab Gets ARPA-E Project Grant

Dr. Chris Hagen, assistant professor and director of the Energy Systems Laboratory, OSU-Cascades, is leading a year-long research project that will benchmark home natural gas-fueled generators and provide insight on the current state of commercially available generator performance. The research was awarded a $500,000 grant, which is part of a $10 million program called Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science - or “IDEAS” from ARPA-E (Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy), U.S. Department of Energy. OSU-Cascades is subcontracting with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and Intertek-Carnot Testing Laboratory in San Antonio, Texas on some of the research. OSU-Cascades’ energy systems engineering program graduate Zac Taie is assisting at the Bend lab.  Taie graduated in 2014 from OSU-Cascades’ energy systems engineering program and is pursuing a master’s degree in mechanical engineering at OSU in Corvallis.

 

Kapstone Paper Recruiting Night

Kapstone Paper will be on campus Thurs., Nov. 20, 5-8 pm hosting an informational session to recruit our sophomores and juniors for summer internship positions in a joint session with the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering.  Bring your resume with your contact info! You will need to complete the application process by submitting a cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript at http://www.kapstonepaper.com/careers. Pizza will be served at Thursday’s session. Additionally, Kapstone will schedule one-on-one interviews with candidates. Please contact Lynn Ekstedt for information. Lynn.Ekstedt@oregonstate.edu

Kapstone Recruiting  |  Date: Thurs., Nov 20  | TIME: 5 pm  |  PLACE: Owen 101

 

ASME Celebrates Fall with Pumpkin Chunkin

The ASME Punkin Chunkin event is this Friday. Come cheer on teams of area high schoolers as they test their engineering design of a classic trebuchet to toss leftover pumpkins across the grassy field at the corner of NW Monroe Ave and NW 11th St. (Or bring your own device! The Entrance Fee is $10 per team.) Your chunkin device will be judged on design, performance, and safety. The device should be designed to strike a ground level target 35 yards away.

ASME Pumpkin Chunkin  |  Date: Fri., Nov 21  | TIME: 2 pm  |  PLACE: Corner of NW Monroe Ave and NW 11th St.

 

Spring Travels with the Center for Civic Engagement

The OSU Center for Civic Engagement is accepting applications for three alternative Spring Break trips, March 21 to 28, 2015. The options for 2015 include:
1) Hunger & Homelessness in San Francisco, Calif. Estimated Cost: $445 (includes 4 dinners and breakfast)
2.) Community & Cultural Engagement in Yakima, Wash. Estimated Cost: $145  (includes 4 dinners)
3.) Environmental Restoration & Conservation: Ashland, Ore. Estimated Trip Cost: $ 220 (includes 4 dinners)

Applications are due Mon., Dec. 1 by 5pm online or to the Student Leadership & Involvement information desk in Snell 149. Students can learn more about the alternative break program, download the application packet, or apply online. [http://sli.oregonstate.edu/alternativebreaks]


Mark Your Calendar

Materials Science Seminar: Ion Conductive Devices

The weekly Materials Science “Deformation Mechanics and Process Innovation in Dieless Incremental Forming of Metal and Polymer Sheets,” features School of MIME’s Dr. Rajiv Malhotra. The talk will cover his research on the deformation mechanics and fracture of the sheet material in incremental forming, and how a fundamental understanding was integrated with process innovation and toolpath planning to develop advanced incremental forming processes.
Date: Thurs., Nov 20  | TIME: 3 pm  |  PLACE: Rogers 226

 

IIE Video Competition Planning

The IIE student chapter will have its video contest kick-off meeting this Thursday. The purpose of the video competition -- an annual event sponsored by the IIE national chapter -- is to offer high school seniors an understanding of what industrial engineering is and to promote industrial engineering as a profession. Anyone interested in becoming more involved in IIE and being a part of the IIE Video should attend the planning meeting.
IIE Video contest |  DATE: Nov. 20  |  TIME: 7 pm |  PLACE: Covell 210

 

This Week's Design & Manufacturing Seminar

Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Assistant Professor at the School of EECS will present "Dynamic Modeling of Cascading Failure and Protection Schemes for Power Systems," as part of the Design and Manufacturing fall seminar series. In the seminar, Dr. Cotilla-Sanchez will discuss current power system protection schemes such wide-area Remedial Action Schemes (RAS) for effective restraint of large cascading failures, and his research on a policy-switching approach to select optimal protection schemes during and after a contingency.
DATE: Fri., Nov. 21  |  TIME: 2-3 pm  |  PLACE:  Rogers 230 (note room change)

 

Cross-Disciplinary Engineering in PC Design

Student chapters groups are bringing in EECS Alumnus David Bruneau to present “Cross-Disciplinary Engineering in PC Design” to share his experiences in design work at Intel. Bruneau joined Intel in June of 2002 and is a senior hardware engineer in Intel’s PC Client Group (PCCG) working with a team that builds prototype mobile computers such as Ultrabook and 2-in-1 devices using Intel’s latest platform technology.  Bruneau is the first speaker of the “Weitman Speaker Series” for this academic year, a lecture series sponsored by student chapters of IIE, SME and ASME.
DATE: Thurs., Nov. 20  |  TIME: 6-8 pm  |  PLACE: Kelley 1003


If you want to include your event, please email the MIME E-Bulletin box with the details. Requests must be received by noon on Friday for inclusion in the following Monday's e-bulletin.

Disclaimer:This is a partial listing of upcoming School and College-related events – it is NOT a comprehensive listing of everything that is happening on campus.


Announcements

Mon, Nov. 17
MIME Graduate Defense: "A Framework for Integrating Systems Thinking into Sustainable Manufacturing,” by Hao Zhang, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering, 10 am, Rogers 226.

Wed, Nov. 19
MIME Graduate Defense: "A Modeling and Empirical Study of a Novel Bi-Modal Natural Gas Internal Combustion Engine with Fuel Compression Capability," by Robert Elgin III, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 8:15 am, Rogers 226.

Fri, Nov 21
MIME Graduate Defense: "Medical Diagnosis: A Functional Model and Diagnostic Aid," by Kiumars Zolfaghari, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, 10 am, Rogers 226.

Mon, Nov. 24
MIME Graduate Defense: "The Application of Lean to New Product Development Processes," by Woraruthai Choothian, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering, 10 am, Rogers 226.

 

Photo Scheduling for Graduating Seniors

If you are graduating this year, please sign up to have your senior picture taken and fill out the senior exit survey. A note to those who walked in June 2014, there is no need to complete the survey and have your senior picture taken twice! However, if you were unable to have your picture taken, here is your chance

The URL for pictures is http://mime.oregonstate.edu/photosignup/
The URL for the survey is:
http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6t9EM1WYZYxSGLb

 

MPRL Opening Hours – Week 8

Keep track of the Machining and Product Realization Lab operational hours at their website. The fall term schedule at the Machining and Product Realization Lab for the week of Nov. 9 -15 is:
Sunday – closed  |  Monday – 8-10am; 12-1 pm; 3-5 pm  |  Tuesday – 8-10am; 12-9 pm  |  Wednesday – 8-10am; 12-3 pm; 5-9pm  |  Thursday – 8 am to 9 pm  |  Friday – 8-10am; 12-5pm  |  Saturday – 9 am to 5 pm

 


Scholarships and Fellowships

Teaching Fellow Program at Rose-Hulman

The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has opened a call for nominations and applications for inaugural fellows in the Rose-Hulman Distinguished Teaching Fellow Program beginning Fall 2015.  More information is available at www.rose-hulman.edu.Nominations should be sent by email to: Professor Lorraine Olson, Chair, Rose-Hulman Distinguished Teaching Fellow Search Committee, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Lorraine.Olson@Rose-Hulman.edu. Screening of applications begins Dec. 15.

 

NSF REU in South Africa

The University of Virginian is seeking applicants for its summer NSF-funded Water, Society, and Health Research Experience for Undergraduates site program. The program includes a $2000 stipend, plus all travel and lodging expenses in Limpopo Province, South Africa. The program duration is 8 weeks during June, July, and August 2015. Apply by Dec. 22.

 

2015 Summer Internship Opportunity

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) are offering a paid 10-week summer internship program for students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are interlinked. Applications are due Jan. 28, 2015.

 

Dept. of Energy Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program

A DOE summer fellowship opportunity through the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program  provides STEM students with an excellent research experience -- for either undergraduate or graduate students. For more information and to complete the MLEF application, visit http://energy.gov/fe/mickey-leland-energy-fellowship or contact them at MLEF@hq.doe.gov.  The application deadline is Jan. 2, 2015.


Job and Internship Opportunities

These MIME-related job opportunities are a selection of what is available at the OSU Beaver Careers postings. Newly posted opportunities are listed first and then in order of closing date:

  • Ninkasi Brewing Company seeks a Supply Chain Director Location: Eugene, Ore. Job ad expires on: Nov. 18, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2860)
  • Aerotek seeks a Recruiter/ Sales Trainee Location: Portland, Ore. Job ad expires on: Nov. 18, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 3059)
  • BD Employment Solutions, Inc. seeks a Commercialization Technician Location: Nampa, Idaho Job ad expires on: Nov. 21, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2866)
  • E. & J. Gallo - Modesto seeks a Process Technology (Scientists) Intern 2015 (July-Dec) Location: Fresno, Calif.; Livingston, Calif. Job ad expires on: Nov. 25, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2950)
  • E. & J. Gallo - Modesto seeks a Winery Startup (Engineers) Intern 2015 (June-Dec) Location: Livingston, Calif.; Fresno, Calif. Job ad expires on: Nov. 25, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2951)
  • E. & J. Gallo - Modesto seeks a Winery Startup (Scientists) Intern 2015 (June-Dec) Location: Livingston, Calif.; Fresno, Calif. Job ad expires on: Nov. 25, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2952)
  • Trillium Technical (formerly Computer and Engineering Services, Inc.) seeks an Entry-level, hands-on Mechanical Engineer in the automotive industry Location: Rochester Hills, Michigan Job ad expires on: Nov. 28, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 1998)
  • Lowe's Companies, Inc. seeks a Lowe’s Field Industrial Engineer Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: Nov. 28, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2960)
  • Lowe's Companies, Inc. seeks a Lowe’s Field Industrial Engineering Intern Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: Nov. 28, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2961)
  • Nestle Purina PetCare Company seeks a Supply Chain Intern Location: St. Louis, Mo.; Scottsdale, Ariz. ; Rogers, AR Job ad expires on: Nov. 30, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2591)
  • Town of Friday Harbor seeks a Capital Project Manager/Engineering in Training Location: Town of Friday Harbor, Wash. Job ad expires on: Nov. 30, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2818)
  • First Investors Corporation seeks a Financial Representative Location: Beaverton, Ore. United States Job ad expires on: Nov. 30, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2984)
  • Cascade Products seeks an Engineering / Mechanical Sales Location: Portland, Ore. Job ad expires on: Dec. 1, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2518)
  • Washington State Department of Natural Resources seeks a Natural Resource Engineer 2 Location: Port Angeles, Wash. Job ad expires on: Dec. 1, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 3013)
  • ESCO Corp. seeks a Design Engineer Location: Portland, Ore. Job ad expires on: Dec. 6, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 3052)
  • Mainstream Engineering seeks a Thermal Fluids Research Engineer Location: Rockledge, Fla. Job ad expires on: Dec. Dec. 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 3120)
  • Mainstream Engineering seeks a Mechanical Design Engineer Location: Rockledge, Fla. Job ad expires on: Dec. Dec. 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 3121)
  • Sonetics Corporation seeks a Mechanical Engineer Location: Tigard, Ore. Job ad expires on: Dec. 15, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 3168)
  • Oracle Corporation seeks an Oracle-WWOPS-Manufacturing Process Engineer Location: Hillsboro, Ore. Job ad expires on: Dec. 19, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2849)
  • Oracle Corporation seeks an Inventory Services and Control - Business Analyst Location: Portland, Ore. Job ad expires on: Dec. 19, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2843)
  • Emerson / ERS seeks an Electrical Sales Engineer Location: Portland, Ore. Job ad expires on: Dec. 31, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2323)
  • Washington River Protection Solutions seeks a Chemical Engineer Location: Richland, Wash. Job ad expires on: Dec. 31, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 3347)
  • PIMCO seeks a 2015 Summer Intern - US Undergraduate Roles Location: Newport Beach, Calif. and New York, NY Job ad expires on: Jan. 1, 2015 (Beaver Careers ID: 3340)
  • Mass. Electric Construction Co. Industrial seeks an Entry Level Engineer/Estimator Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: Jan. 2, 2015 (Beaver Careers ID: 3334)
  • Mass. Electric Construction Co. Industrial seeks an Engineer/Estimator Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: Jan. 2, 2015 (Beaver Careers ID: 3336)
  • Mass. Electric Construction Co. Industrial seeks an Engineer/Estimator Intern Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: Jan.  2, 2015 (Beaver Careers ID: 3338)
  • Washington River Protection Solutions seeks a Mechanical Engineer Location: Richland, Wash. Job ad expires on: Jan.  3, 2015 (Beaver Careers ID: 3348)
  • Stantec Consulting seeks a Protection & Control Designer/Engineer Location: Portland, Ore. Job ad expires on: Jan.  4, 2015 (Beaver Careers ID: 3386)
  • FEI Company seeks an Operations Engineer/ EDM Designer Specialist Location: Hillsboro, Ore. Job ad expires on: Jan. 12, 2015 (Beaver Careers ID: 3479)
  • FEI Company seeks a Mechanical Engineer Location: Hillsboro, Ore. Job ad expires on: Jan. 12, 2015 (Beaver Careers ID: 3480)
  • Washington River Protection Solutions seeks a Safety Specialist Location: Richland, Wash. Job ad expires on: Jan. 19, 2015 (Beaver Careers ID: 3349)
  • Washington River Protection Solutions seeks an Industrial Hygienist Location: Richland, Wash. Job ad expires on: Jan. 19, 2015 (Beaver Careers ID: 3351)


Faculty and Post-Doc Positions 

  • The School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, England seeks candidates for the newly created Chair in Modelling and Simulation of Complex Manufacturing Processes. The Chair is sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Manufacturing Technology Center, a R&D organization that conducts research at Technology Readiness Levels 4–6 bridging the gap between academia and industry. The closing date is Nov. 21.
  • The University of South Florida seeks to fill positions for Assistant, Associate, Full Professors of Industrial & Management Systems Engineering. Full consideration will be given to applications received by Nov. 21.
  • The Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University has opening for tenure/tenure track faculty positions to support a broad initiative in advanced manufacturing. Apply by Nov. 22.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, in conjunction with the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, and the Materials Science and Engineering Program, has two faculty positions (open-rank) open. Preference is given to those with interdisciplinary expertise in Materials characterization in the thermal and electrical domains; or Systems Engineering/Advanced Manufacturing. Apply by Nov. 28.
  • NEW -- The Mechanical Engineering Department at Oakland University seeks applicants for a Thermo-Fluids position at the Assistant Professor level. Review of applications begins Dec. 1.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for multiple tenure or tenure track faculty positions at the assistant, associate, or full professor level with expertise in Robotics, Mechanobiology, Energy (particularly on energy policy and systems, combustion and fuels, and renewable and alternative energy), and Advanced Manufacturing; candidates in other mechanical engineering areas may also be considered. Apply by Dec. 1.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah invites applications for four tenure track positions at the assistant or associate rank in the areas of: 1) mechanics of novel materials and structures, 2) whole body biomechanics and design, 3) design of mechanical/fluid systems, and 4) microscale/nanoscale devices. Review of applications begins Dec. 1.
  • The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Auburn University seeks an outstanding individual for a tenure-track faculty position in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. The review of applications begins Dec. 1. Informal discussions with applicants also will occur at the INFORMS (November) and Winter SIM (December) conferences. Write to Alice Smith at smithae@auburn.edu for information. 
  • NEW -- The University of Central Florida, Department of Industrial and Management Systems seeks two new faculty members at the Assistant or Associate Faculty Position. Screening of applications begins Jan. 15, 2015.
  • NEW -- The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Memphis invites applications for the position of tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor. The department is especially interested in candidates with demonstrated expertise in the areas of (1) advanced manufacturing and materials, and (2) energy including generation, harvesting and storage. Application review begins Jan.12, 2015.
  • The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is conducting three faculty searches (health-systems engineering, advanced manufacturing, and the living environments lab.) Application deadlines range from Dec. 1, 2014 through Jan. 15, 2015.
  • Ohio University – Russ College of Engineering and Technology seeks to fill a visiting Stocker Professor position in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Apply by Dec. 1.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Candidates with educational, research, or industrial experience in thermal, fluid or energy field are encouraged to apply. Application review begins Dec. 1.
  • The School of Industrial Engineering and Management at Oklahoma State University seeks talented and motivated candidates for two tenure-track positions, starting in Fall 2015. Evaluation of applications begins Dec. 1.
  • MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering has three faculty positions this year. Appointment will be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. Apply by Dec. 1.
  • Auburn University has multiple tenure-track faculty and lecturer positions in aerospace engineering (a total of five). Review of applications begins Dec. 1.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan is seeking candidates for multiple tenured or tenure-track faculty positions, including the fields of Design and Innovation, Computational Thermal/Fluids, and Manufacturing - Metals Processing. Apply by Dec. 1.
  • The Division of Integrative Systems and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, seeks candidates for two joint appointments with any of the College of Engineering departments of full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty. Apply before Dec. 1.
  • Princeton University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has openings for two junior faculty (job requisition number 1400675). Apply by Dec. 1.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Candidates with educational, research, or industrial experience in thermal, fluid or energy field are encouraged to apply. Application review begins Dec. 1.
  • NEW -- The University of Southern California invites applications for tenure-track positions in the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the Viterbi School of Engineering.  Applications for the levels of Assistant and Associate Professor will be considered. These positions are targeted toward growth in areas of current and increasing importance to the ISE research community, particularly systems analytics, applied statistics, and computational statistics.  The application deadline is Dec. 5, but earlier application is encouraged.
  • The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. For further information, please contact Dr. Mark Karwan, Chair, Search Committee, at mkarwan@buffalo.edu, or 716.645.2422. For full consideration, apply by Dec. 15.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M has several open tenured-track/tenured faculty positions in the areas of advanced manufacturing, energy, robotics and other mechanical engineering disciplines. Also, the department is looking for non-tenured track faculty at all levels (lecturers, senior lecturers, and professors of engineering practice). Apply by Dec. 15 for full consideration.
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering North Carolina State University has three tenure track faculty openings, and seeks applicants in Thermal-fluid sciences and Aero-fluid sciences. Apply by Dec. 15.
  • Bradley University has one tenure track assistant professor position in Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering. Apply by Dec. 15.
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is seeking a Head for the Department of Industrial Engineering & Logistics Management. Apply by Dec. 15.
  • Southern Methodist University, Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor (Position No. 52680). Apply by Dec. 15 for full consideration.
  • The University of Hartford has a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Mechanical Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor (with specialization in Mechatronics, Robotics and Machine Design). Apply by Dec 31.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University seeks to fill multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions. Review of applications is ongoing, but applications must be received by Dec. 31.
  • The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) at Northeastern University seeks to fill a tenure-track/tenured position in the general area of Supply Chain Engineering, as applied to Bio-Medical, Healthcare and Resilient Systems. Apply by Jan. 1, 2015.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a tenure track position in Ocean Engineering. Apply by Jan. 1, 2015; review of applications is in progress.
  • The Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Missouri S&T offers a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Review of applications begins Jan. 5, 2015.
  • The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) at The Louisiana State University (LSU) seeks to fill multiple tenure-track positions in Mechanical Engineering and a tenure-track position in Industrial Engineering in Information Technology - E-Commerce. Apply by Jan. 15, 2015.
  • The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at California State University, Long Beach,  has four tenure-track faculty openings in Solid Mechanics and Materials; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Design and Optimization; Dynamics, Control, Robotics and Automation; and Advanced Intelligent Materials. Apply by Jan. 16.
  • Ohio University – Russ College of Engineering and Technology seeks an assistant professor (tenure track) in Industrial and Systems Engineering. For full consideration, apply by Jan. 31, 2015.
  • San Jose State University is looking to fill an open faculty position (Associate or Full Professor) in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department in Human Factors or Engineering Management. For full consideration, apply by Jan 20, 2015.

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