Oregon State School of MIME E-Bulletin

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

November 7, 2016


This Week's Features

Dr. Karl Haapala, Capstone Team Honored as OnPoint Faculty of the Game

Dr. Karl Haapala, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering in the School of MIME, was honored as the OnPoint Faculty of the Game by OnPoint Community Credit Union at the Beaver Football game against the Utah Utes on October 15, 2016, in Reser Stadium. Dr. Haapala, recognized for his work in sustainable manufacturing, was featured on the Jumbotron screen at the game. Haapala is one of seven OSU faculty to receive the honor this football season. At the October 29 homecoming game in Reser Stadium, the MIME Capstone Design Team -- John Parmigiani, Chris Hoyle, Javier Calvo-Amodio, Robin Feuerbacher, Nancy Squires, and Tracy Ann Robinson -- also were brought onto the field and featured on the Jumbotron for their 2016 University Day "Student Learning and Success Teamwork Award." Drs. Haapala, Sharp, Hagen and Grimm were other School of MIME winners at University Day. Go Beavs!

 

Nyssa High School Takes First at ASME Pumpkin Chunkin’

Six area high-school teams braved pouring rain and poor visibility to assemble their slingshots, trebuchets, and ballistsas in the park by NW Monroe Ave and NW 11th and to compete in the annual OSU ASME Pumpkin Chunkin’ event this Saturday. This year’s contest -- wherein the student groups demonstrate their accuracy in throwing pumpkins with a self-built and designed machine -- scored teams for their proximity to the target as well as for the size of the pumpkin the device was able to toss. 2016 winners from Nyssa High School brought a trebuchet that consistently hitting within five to eight feet of the target, and also had the ability to throw larger 7-8-lb. pumpkins. This year, all groups maintained a design notebook and presented their projects, showing the design description and well-labeled drawings, tracking and analyzing the tests conducted. Congratulations!

Registration is Open: College of Engineering Graduate Research Showcase

Attention graduate students: registration for the 2017 Graduate Research Showcase is now open. This year's event will be held in Corvallis at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on Fri., Feb 17, and it will feature a lineup of professional development workshop sessions and an afternoon poster session. There are 300 poster presentation spots available, and a limited number of workshop seats available. Entry to both will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. One student presenter per project may register to present. Please obtain your advisor's approval prior to registering. Your advisor will be contacted upon receipt of your registration to verify approval, thus completing your registration.

 

Engineering Out Loud – Podcast Coming Soon!

Coming soon! The College of Engineering at Oregon State University will be launching the first season of Engineering Out Loud, a podcast telling the stories of how our research, faculty, and students are working to create a better future. Stay tuned for more details on how to listen and subscribe.

 

Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium 2016 Student Symposium

OSGC will host the 2016 Student Symposium on Thurs., Nov. 10, 9 am -5 pm at the LaSells Stewart Center. OSGC funded students who were awarded fellowships, NASA internships, undergraduate research scholarships, and team research experience awards will present their research projects via posters and presentations. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Negotiation Workshop for Women

The Women and Minorities in Engineering program is sponsoring a salary negotiation workshop, based on curriculum from AAUW (Association of University Women). Please register here; dinner is provided. This effective program -- which covers the wide variety of opportunities to negotiate for better situations: salary, work hours, locations, etc. -- has received rave reviews from students who have attended in past years. (*If you are a member of the COE Leadership Academy, this workshop can be used for LA credit.)
Negotiation Workshop for Women  |  DATE: Wed., Nov. 9  |  TIME: 4-6pm  |  PLACE: Johnson 221


Mark Your Calendar

Workshop -- Undergrad Research Opportunities

If you are interested in undergraduate research opportunities available over the summer months, now is the time to start preparing. Join us for a one-hour workshop on how to find and develop successful applications for summer research programs. For example, there are opportunities at NASA, Homeland Security, and universities across the nation. Register/RSVP for the workshop on Nov 15 from 7-8. Please email Alicia Lyman-Holt, Director of Undergraduate Research, with questions.  (Alicia.lyman-holt@oregonstate.edu)
Research Workshop  |  DATE: Tues., Nov. 15  |  TIME: 7 pm  |  PLACE: Johnson 221

 

RSVP - Energy Systems Engineering Info Session

School of MIME faculty from the OSU-Cascades campus in Bend, Ore., will visit this month to meet with students interested in the Energy Systems Engineering (ESE) undergraduate program. Drs. Robin Feuerbacher and Rebecca Webb will be hosting an informational session for pre-engineering students on Friday, Nov. 18th from 12-1 pm in Rogers 230. Come learn about this in-demand career track, and how the undergrad program fits into your academic plan. RSVP by email to Dr. Rebecca Webb, ESE Program Lead.
ESE Info Session   |   DATE: Fri., Nov. 18    TIME: 12-1 pm  |   PLACE: Rogers 230

 

RSVP for the Week 8 Fall Term -- CNC Programming Seminar

Completion of ME 250 is a prerequisite for this course. The seminar will cover basic CNC programming using G-code and operation of the Bridgeport EZ Trak, VMC15 and VMC4525 Fadal Milling Machines. Students who wish to receive their shop CNC qualification should attend this seminar. Reserve your spot by emailing Brian Jensen, as soon as possible because the seminar will be limited to 16 people.
CNC Seminar, Day 1 | DATE: Fri., Nov. 18  |  TIME: 3-6 pm |  PLACE: Rogers 116
CNC Seminar, Day 2 | DATE: Sat., Nov. 19  |  TIME: 8 am - 12 pm |  PLACE: Rogers 116

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. 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

 

Fri., Nov. 11

MIME Graduate Defense: Aircraft Wing Optimization using B-spline Models and Panel Methods,” by Danielle Monique Jackson, candidate for Master of Science in Design. Major Professor: Dr. Christopher Hoyle. 2:30 PM, Rogers 226.

 

Thurs., Nov. 17

MIME Graduate Defense: "An Information Modeling Framework and Desktop Application to Compose Unit Manufacturing Process Models for Sustainable Manufacturing Assessment," by Matteo Mario Smullin, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering. Major Professor: Dr. Karl R. Haapala. 12:00 PM, Rogers 226.

 

OSU Learning Innovation Grants

The application for the 2016-2017 Learning Innovation Grants is open. These OSU grants support projects that deploy technology in ways that improve student learning. The maximum award for Individual Grants is $10,000; applications are due Dec. 2. The maximum award for Scaled Grants (multi-departmental teams) is $100k; project descriptions are due Nov. 18, with full proposals due Dec. 16.  For more information and application materials, please visit: http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/tech-funding/learning-innovation-grant. An information session will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 9, 12:30-1:30 p.m., in Kidder 202. Attendance is recommended if you are considering submitting a proposal.

 

MPRL Opening Hours – Fall Term, Week Seven

Keep track of the Machining and Product Realization Lab operational hours at their web page. The schedule at the Machining and Product Realization Lab for this week is:
Sunday – closed  |  Monday 12 - 9 pm  |  Tuesday 12 – 2; 4- 9 pm  |  Wednesday 12 - 9 pm  |  Thursday 8 am - 9 pm  |  Friday 2 - 9 pm  |  | Saturday 11 am - 9 pm

 

 

This Week: Participants Wanted for User Study

We are seeking research participants for the project "Image Based Authentication Scheme User Study” who are at least 18 year-olds and have skills to use smartphones and take photos. No other skill is required. Food is provided, and prizes are available The purpose of this study is to evaluate the practicality and security of the designed weak authentication scheme. For more information, please contact Gungor Basa via phone at 541-829-2373, or via email at basag@oregonstate.edu.

 

Participants wanted for Keyboard Research Project

Researchers from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University are conducting a study measuring how different key travel distances of ultra-low travel keyboards affect physiological, biomechanical exposures, productivity and perceived comfort. They are looking for adults (age: 18-49) who can touch type faster than 40 words per minute using computer keyboards.  Subjects should NOT have a pre-existing musculoskeletal disorder in the upper extremities. The duration of the study will be up to 2 hours and 30 minutes.  It will be conducted at the Occupational Ergonomic and Biomechanics Laboratory (Women’s Building 11) on the OSU main campus. All of the measurements are non-invasive and minimal risk. Participants will be compensated at $25 per hour. If you are interested in participating in the study or want complete information about the study, please contact: Jay Kim, principal investigator  |  541-737-2166  |  jay.kim@oregonstate.edu or Jonathan Sisley, research assistant  |   sisleyj@oregonstate.edu.

 

 

 


Scholarships, REUs and Fellowships

 

Institute for Broadening Participation Announces Application Season

The Institute for Broadening Participation has a large number of upcoming graduate fellowship and undergraduate scholarship deadlines. Many programs have application deadlines in the coming weeks and months, so please review their offerings. The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, and students from underserved communities.

 

OSU Undergrad Research Opportunity: Systems Bio-Medicine

The laboratory of Systems Bio-Medicine at the College of Pharmacy under the direction of Dr. Andrey Morgun (http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/morgunshulzhenkolabs) is seeking several students to be members of a research team. We are seeking students for multiple openings in our lab. The experimental positions will include laboratory maintenance, basic laboratory tasks involving DNA and RNA analysis, and cell culture studies. Previous basic laboratory training or coursework and basic computer skills are required. The computational positions will include computational analysis on next generation sequencing data and network biology. Preference will be given to students proficient in one of the following: R, MySQL, MatLab, Python, C++/C, Java or Perl. This student would be expected to work 10-15 hours per week. To apply, please email Dr. Richard Rodrigues at rodrrich@oregonstate.edu. Please attach a resume including coursework, GPA, and possible hours of availability.

 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2017 Summer Internships

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant research areas. Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses; graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses. Apply by Dec. 7.

 

DOE Scholars Internship Program

Scientific research conducted through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports an improved quality of life for all Americans. With a mission focused on discovering solutions to power and to secure America’s future, DOE is committed to: energy security; nuclear security; scientific discovery and innovation; environmental responsibility; management excellence. The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Apply by Dec. 15.

 

Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program

Penn State’s Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering seeks applicants for an outstanding undergraduate summer research program in the nuclear field at Penn State—the Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program. The Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program is a 10-week paid summer program that provides an opportunity for undergraduates to obtain hands-on research experience and professional development in the nuclear field at Penn State. Students will work closely with a faculty mentor on a state-of-the-art nuclear research project, and will have opportunities to network with industry representatives and participate in site visits to locations such as Three Mile Island. The program runs from May 30—August 4, 2017. Fellows will receive a $6000 stipend as well as on-campus housing. Apply by January 31, 2017. 

 

Lehigh University Management Science and Engineering

The Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Lehigh University is pleased to announce the availability of a fellowship opportunity for those individuals wishing to advance their knowledge in Management Science and Engineering. The fellowship, provides for full tuition toward 30 credits of master’s degree study (no stipend is provided). Apply by Feb. 15, 2017.

 

Hydro Research Foundation 2017 Awards Program

The Hydro Research Foundation makes one-year awards to students researching conventional or pumped storage hydropower through a grant from the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program of the U.S. Department of Energy.  Apply by March 15, 2017.


 


Scholarships, REUs, Fellowships and Calls for Papers

Institute for Broadening Participation Announces Application Season

The Institute for Broadening Participation has a large number of upcoming graduate fellowship and undergraduate scholarship deadlines. Many programs have application deadlines in the coming weeks and months, so please review their offerings. The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, and students from underserved communities.

 

OSU Undergrad Research Opportunity: Systems Bio-Medicine

The laboratory of Systems Bio-Medicine at the College of Pharmacy under the direction of Dr. Andrey Morgun (http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/morgunshulzhenkolabs) is seeking several students to be members of a research team. We are seeking students for multiple openings in our lab. The experimental positions will include laboratory maintenance, basic laboratory tasks involving DNA and RNA analysis, and cell culture studies. Previous basic laboratory training or coursework and basic computer skills are required. The computational positions will include computational analysis on next generation sequencing data and network biology. Preference will be given to students proficient in one of the following: R, MySQL, MatLab, Python, C++/C, Java or Perl. This student would be expected to work 10-15 hours per week. To apply, please email Dr. Richard Rodrigues at rodrrich@oregonstate.edu. Please attach a resume including coursework, GPA, and possible hours of availability.

 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2017 Summer Internships

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant research areas. Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses; graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses. Apply by Dec. 7.

 

DOE Scholars Internship Program

Scientific research conducted through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports an improved quality of life for all Americans. With a mission focused on discovering solutions to power and to secure America’s future, DOE is committed to: energy security; nuclear security; scientific discovery and innovation; environmental responsibility; management excellence. The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Apply by Dec. 15.

 

Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program

Penn State’s Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering seeks applicants for an outstanding undergraduate summer research program in the nuclear field at Penn State—the Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program. The Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program is a 10-week paid summer program that provides an opportunity for undergraduates to obtain hands-on research experience and professional development in the nuclear field at Penn State. Students will work closely with a faculty mentor on a state-of-the-art nuclear research project, and will have opportunities to network with industry representatives and participate in site visits to locations such as Three Mile Island. The program runs from May 30—August 4, 2017. Fellows will receive a $6000 stipend as well as on-campus housing. Apply by January 31, 2017. 

 

Lehigh University Management Science and Engineering

The Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Lehigh University is pleased to announce the availability of a fellowship opportunity for those individuals wishing to advance their knowledge in Management Science and Engineering. The fellowship, provides for full tuition toward 30 credits of master’s degree study (no stipend is provided). Apply by Feb. 15, 2017.

 

Hydro Research Foundation 2017 Awards Program

The Hydro Research Foundation makes one-year awards to students researching conventional or pumped storage hydropower through a grant from the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program of the U.S. Department of Energy.  Apply by March 15, 2017.

 


Job and Internship Opportunities

FEATURED:

Re-Engineering the Human Musculoskeletal System from Within: The Robotics and Human Control Systems (RHCS) Lab at Oregon State University has PhD student and post-doctoral positions available starting Fall 2016. The focus of the work will be to augment or restore human function in manipulation and locomotion tasks by designing implantable mechanisms. The post-doctoral fellow position is expected to last two years. Interested parties should email Dr. Balasubramanian (ravi.balasubramanian@oregonstate.edu) with the subject: "Interested in RHCS Lab Position".

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

  • Analog Devices has Various Engineering Internships – summer 2017 Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 11/11/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14353 
  • Tesla Motors seeks an Integration Engineer Location: Palo Alto Job ad expires on: 11/13/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14391 
  • Frontier Rail has a summer 2017 Transportation Manager Internship for Engineering Graduates Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 11/13/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14401 
  • Sustainable Mechanical Systems, LLC seeks a Sales Engineer Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 11/13/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14403 
  • The Wonderful Company seeks a Summer Intern 2017 - Central Valley Location: Delano, CA Job ad expires on: 11/14/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14424 
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seeks a Junior Officer Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 11/15/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14442 
  • Marten Transport seeks a Fleet Manager Location: Wilsonville, OR Job ad expires on: 11/18/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14492 
  • Quicklet seeks a Full-Stack Engineer Location: virtual Job ad expires on: 11/18/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14481 
  • InFlight Corporation seeks a Backend Software Developer (Remote) Location: Raleigh, NC Job ad expires on: 11/18/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14483 
  • International Paper seeks a REACH Engineer Location: nationwide Job ad expires on: 11/20/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14534 
  • International Paper seeks a REACH Co-op/Intern Location: nationwide Job ad expires on: 11/20/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14535 
  • NuScale Power seeks a Project Controls Specialist Location: Corvallis Job ad expires on: 11/26/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14651 
  • SCHREIBER FOODS, INC. seeks an Operations Intern Location: Multiple Locations Job ad expires on: 11/28/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14688 
  • SCHREIBER FOODS, INC. seeks a Production Supervisor Location: Multiple Locations Job ad expires on: 11/28/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14689 
  • Eaton Corporation seeks a Non-Rotational Operations Leadership Development Program Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 11/30/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14090 
  • Nitori Holdings Co., Ltd. Has an International Trainee Position (based in Japan) Location: Tokyo metropolitan area Job ad expires on: 11/30/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14437 
  • Near Space Corporation seeks a Range Safety Officer (RSO) Location: Tillamook, OR Job ad expires on: 11/30/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 12897 
  • Columbia Steel Casting Co., Inc. seeks a Product Engineer Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 12/1/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 15240 
  • Micron Technology, Inc. seeks an Engineering Intern Location: Boise, ID Job ad expires on: 12/4/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14773  
  • Oracle Corporation seeks a Quality Assurance Specialist 1 Location: Hillsboro, OR Job ad expires on: 12/7/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14739 
  • Oracle Corporation seeks a Manufacturing Process Analyst Location: Hillsboro, OR; Job ad expires on: 12/7/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14748 
  • Oracle Corporation seeks a Materials Planner Location: Hillsboro, OR Job ad expires on: 12/7/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14750 
  • Oracle Corporation seeks a Supply Chain Analyst Location: Hillsboro, OR Job ad expires on: 12/7/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14838 
  • Johnson Controls seeks a HVAC Controls Systems Designer I Location: Milwaukie, OR Job ad expires on: 12/10/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14852 
  • Chase Doors Division of Senneca seeks an Engineering Intern Location: Redmond, Oregon Job ad expires on: 12/10/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14854 
  • Georgia-Pacific LLC seeks an Engineering Intern/Co-op Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/10/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14856 
  • Georgia-Pacific LLC seeks an Entry Level Engineer Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/10/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14857 
  • Siemens Corporation seeks a Technical Sales Intern Summer 2017 Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 12/10/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14865 
  • Zetaseed, Inc. seeks a Systems Administrator Location: Tangent, OR Job ad expires on: 12/17/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14970 
  • Retronix Semiconductor seeks an Entry Level Field Service Engineer Location: Hillsboro, OR Job ad expires on: 12/19/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 15034 
  • Advance Testing Company, Inc. seeks an Engineering Technician Location: Campbell Hall Job ad expires on: 12/30/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 13037 
  • Precision Measurements and Instruments Corporation (PMIC) seeks a Project Engineer Location: Corvallis, OR Job ad expires on: 12/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14242 
  • Target Corporation seeks an Operations Manager Location: Albany, OR Job ad expires on: 12/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 14183
  • Target Corporation seeks an Operations Manager Location: Albany, OR Job ad expires on: 12/31/2016 Bottom of Form Beaver Careers ID: 7118 
  • adidas seeks a Store Operations Manager – Best Practices / Process Improvement Location: Portland Job ad expires on: 1/1/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 15020 
  • Adpearance seeks a Communication Analyst Intern Location: Remote Job ad expires on: 1/3/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 13882 
  • Target Corporation seeks an Executive Team Leader Location: Various Cities in the Pacific Northwest Job ad expires on: 1/9/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 15238 
  • Energy Northwest seeks an Engineering Intern Location: Richland, WA Job ad expires on: 1/31/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 13938

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions 

 

  • The Department of Industrial and System Engineering (ISE) at Rutgers University seeks candidates for a tenure-track position contributing to advances in manufacturing or energy fields. Apply by Nov. 9.
  •  NEW -- The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northern Arizona University (NAU) invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in the areas of biomechanics, musculoskeletal kinematics, bio-inspired robotics and mechatronics. Apply by Nov. 10.
  •  NEW -- The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Tennessee State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. The successful candidate should have strength in at least two of the following areas: applications of intelligent systems and robotics, process automation and control, design and manufacturing with an emphasis on composite and light materials, additive manufacturing, smart materials. Apply by Nov. 20.
  •  NEW -- The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is soliciting applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Desired areas of expertise include robotics and controls emphasis, although related areas will be considered. Apply by Nov. 28.
  •  The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Kentucky currently has two open positions: 1. A Tenure-Track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of Autonomous Systems or Robotics. Apply by Dec. 1. 2. A Lecturer position (non tenure-track) at the Paducah campus in western Kentucky. Apply by Nov. 30.
  •  The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah invites applications for three tenure track positions in the areas of i) solid mechanics, ii) design and/or manufacturing, and iii) thermal sciences. Apply by Dec. 1.
  •  The Mechanical Engineering Department of Virginia Tech has three open tenure-track or tenured faculty positions. 1. Combustion (open rank), job number TR0160122; 2. Design & Advanced Manufacturing (Assistant and Associate Professor level), job number TR0160125; 3. Dynamic Systems and Control (open rank), job number TR0160124. Apply by Dec. 5.
  •  The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for two full-time faculty positions in the areas of fluid mechanics (tenure-track Assistant Professor), and micro and nanoscale thermal sciences and their application to energy systems (tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor). Apply by Dec. 9.
  •  The Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Department at the University of Pennsylvania has two open tenure-track positions, one in Robotics and Controls and the other in Scientific Computation. Apply by Dec. 15.
  •  The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is inviting applicants for two job postings: 1) The ME department is searching for candidates in the area of controls; 2) The Grainger Institute for Engineering is conducting a broad search in the area of energy. The candidate can choose their appropriate home department. Apply by Dec. 15.
  •  The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Delaware has a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of thermal fluids with applications in energy, environment or manufacturing. Apply by Dec. 15.
  •  The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor in the areas of operations research, production and service systems, manufacturing, and human factors and ergonomics. Apply by Dec. 16.
  •  The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)-Chicago has faculty positions available in the areas of (1) autonomous systems and (2) materials. Apply by Jan. 1, 2017.
  •  The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maine invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor in mechanical engineering. The candidate must have a demonstrated track record in engineering design, with an ability to do applied and/or basic research in traditional or emerging areas of interest in mechanical engineering. Apply by Jan. 4, 2017.
  •  Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for the position of Chair of Mechanical Engineering. Apply by Jan. 9, 2017.
  •  The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in bioengineering and/or advanced solid mechanics and design at the Assistant Professor level. Apply by Jan. 15, 2017.
  •  NEW -- Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the areas of Mechatronics, Robotics, and Control Systems. Apply by Jan. 15, 2017.
  •  NEW -- The University of Nevada, Reno Mechanical Engineering Department has three academic faculty openings. 
  • Two in the area of thermal/fluid science, system dynamics and control, advanced manufacturing, materials processing and/or solid mechanics, and one opening in a mechanical engineering high performance computing field. Apply by Jan. 16, 2017.
  •  The newly established Mechanical Engineering program at the University of West Florida has two faculty openings. One position will be based in Pensacola and the other at our satellite campus in Fort Walton Beach. Apply by Jan. 31, 2017.
  •  McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada has a new teaching-track opening in the area of Engineering Design. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (including statement of teaching philosophy, description of pedagogical scholarly activities, and recent teaching evaluations), examples of supervised design projects, and the name and address/contact information for at least four references to: Dr. Marilyn Lightstone, Professor & Chair  |  Department of Mechanical Engineering  |  McMaster University, JHE310  |  Hamilton, ON Canada L8S 4L7  |  Email: chairme@mcmaster.ca
  •  The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Kansas State University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor). Review of applications will commence Nov. 1, and continue until the positions are filled.
  •  The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Rutgers has tenure/tenured track faculty positions in the following areas: 1) Advanced Manufacturing, 2) Energy Systems, and 3) Aerospace Engineering. These positions are open until filled.
  •  The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Areas of particular interest include large-scale predictive and/or prescriptive analytics, learning and decision-making for real-time control and adaptation, and distributed autonomous systems. Position is open until filled.
  •  The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia has multiple openings for Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor positions from all research areas, including advanced manufacturing, analytics, applied probability and stochastic systems, economic decision analysis, health systems, machine learning, optimization, quantitative and computational finance, simulation, statistics, supply chain and logistics, and system informatics and control. Application is now open.
  • The Mechanical Engineering Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has two faculty positions available in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing (at assistant professor level) and Physical Metallurgy (at associate or full professor level). Application is now open.
  •  The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Catholic University of America is actively seeking to recruit a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of mechanical engineering. Open until filled.
  •  The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University seeks 3-4 outstanding tenure-track hires, considering candidates in the areas of smart manufacturing, healthcare, supply chain management, quality/reliability, human centered design, big data analytics, and/or energy systems. Open until filled.
  •  The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has opportunities for an endowed career development chair, Chatter Chair, for exceptional candidates in the area of energy harvesting and storage, and also an open tenure/tenure-track Energy Science and Engineering position. Open until filled.

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