Oregon State School of MIME E-Bulletin

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

January 12, 2015

This Week's Features

Jiang Received Research Award

The Oregon State Research Office announced the winners of the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) Winter /Spring 2014-15 solicitation. Mechanical Engineering and University Honors College student Judy Jiang, advised by Dr. Yigit Menguc, received an URISC award to conduct research on "Designing and Fabricating Artificial Muscles for Soft Robotics." Ms. Jiang was the youngest of the nine award winners, and the only College of Engineering student to be selected. Congratulations!


Alternative Jet Fuel Research Award for Dr. Blunck’s Team

The Combustion, Ignition, Radiation and Energy Laboratory has teamed with Georgia Tech to investigate combustion characteristics of alternative jet fuels. The Federal Aviation Administration with collaboration from Air Force Research Laboratory are funders of the project. The goal of the effort is to streamline the approval process for certifying alternative fuels for commercial aviation.  Those interested in the research should contact Dr. David Blunck (David.Blunck@oregonstate.edu).


 Undergrads: “Explore Engineering” This Week

Come to the Explore Engineering Careers evening this Wednesday in LaSells Stewart Center. This is a great “drop-in” style event that can broaden your knowledge of the nuances of various engineering careers. Attend up to three, 45-minute presentations and hear from alumni, faculty, and industry partners about their engineering jobs. They will share a typical day-in-the-life and job outcomes that could be expected. No registration is necessary and the event is free to attend. There will be cookies and coffee. Email askengineering@oregonstate.edu if you have any questions.

Explore Engineering  |  DATE: Jan. 14   |  TIME: 5.30-8:30 PM |  PLACE: LaSells Stewart Center

Mark Your Calendar

Matlab Learning Sessions: Three Tuesdays in January

Beginning tomorrow, the Graduate Student Social Skills Society will run a 3-part seminar series on learning Matlab. Matlab is a programming language developed by MathWorks which is most effective for operations with matrices and function plotting. Matlab often is used by engineers who have to analyze and manipulate data sets. Bring your laptop if you have MatLab on it. This seminar is marketed towards graduate students, but undergrads are welcome, too.
MatLab Training DATE:  Jan. 13, 20, 27 | TIME: 6-8 PM  |  PLACE: Dearborn 118


Nanoelectronics and Energy Applications

The Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry will host Eric Garfunkel, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry from Rutgers University to give a seminar, "Interface Science in Nanoelectronics and Energy Applications."  This presentation summarizes atomic scale understanding of ultrathin films and interfaces that is coming to light in selected non-traditional materials of potential use in electronics and energy applications.
Sustainable Materials Chemistry   |  DATE: Jan. 15  |  TIME: 4 pm |  PLACE:  324 Gilbert Hall


MIME Speaker Series:  Semiconductor Development and Manufacturing

The second installment of the MIME speaker series will feature Dr. Pamela Fischer, from ASM  International. Dr. Fischer will discuss the expertise across the spectrum of engineering and science discipline necessary for the development of the semiconductor manufacturing processes. In her talk, "Multi-discipline Engineering in Semiconductor Development and Manufacturing," Dr. Fischer will convey how these various disciplines interplay in the fabrication and development of leading edge processes and devices. 
MIME Speaker Series  |  DATE: Jan. 20   |  TIME: 6.30 PM |  PLACE: Kelley 1001

Materials Science Seminar on Alloy 690 and Other FCC Alloys

Dr. Michael Kaufman from the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines will present a seminar, "Origin of Diffuse Intensities in Selected Area Electron Diffraction Patterns from Alloy 690 and Other FCC Alloys," with the MIME Materials Science Program.

FCC Alloys  |  DATE: Jan 16  |  TIME: 3 pm  |  PLACE:  Rogers 226

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.


MPRL Opening Hours – Week 2 Winter Term

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 ending Jan. 10 is:
Sunday – closed  |  Monday – 8-10 am; 12-5 pm  |  Tuesday – 8-10 am; 12-4 pm; 6-9 pm  |  Wednesday – 8-10 am; 12-9 pm  |  Thursday – 8 am – 12 pm; 4-9 pm |  Friday – 8- 10 am; 12-5 pm  |  Saturday – 9 am – 5 pm


Mail for Graduate Students in 114 Dearborn

Graduate students, your regular incoming US postal service mail is filed and stored in 114 Dearborn Hall. We don’t typically email when you receive a piece of US Mail, so please stop by and check your mailbox, day hours, 8 am to 4.30 pm Closed during the lunch hour, 12 to 1 pm.


Winter Term Graduation

Here is a reminder that the deadline to apply for Winter Term Graduation is January 16. Please apply online, http://oregonstate.edu/registrar/graduation. You may, at that time also indicate whether or not you plan to attend OSU’s Commencement Ceremony.


Scholarships and Fellowships

Materials Science Summer REU at Northwestern University

The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Northwestern University offers a 9-week paid summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Research areas include ceramics, polymers, nanoparticles, photonics, molecular electronics and biomaterials. The NU-MRSEC stands out in offering students an interdisciplinary research experience. Apply by Feb. 15.


HP-Sponsored Award for Women Accepting Applications

Applications for the NCWIT Collegiate Award are now open! Sponsored by Hewlett-Packard, the NCWIT Collegiate Award honors outstanding junior and senior undergraduate women for their computing and technical accomplishments. Awardees receive $7,500 in a cash award and will be flown to the NCWIT Summit in Hilton Head, South Carolina for the award ceremony! Applications close on Feb. 15.


National Research Council Research Associateship Programs

The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry-level stipends begin at $30,000. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S.

There are four annual review cycles:

·         Review Cycle:  February; Opens December 1; Closes February 1
Review Cycle:  May; Opens March 1; Closes May 1
Review Cycle:  August; Opens June 1; Closes August 1
Review Cycle:  November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1


LSAMP Summer Research Experience for Undergrads at Cornell

Cornell University's Diversity Programs in Engineering is a partner of the Upstate Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ULSAMP) which formed to attract and maximize the potential of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students from underrepresented populations, specifically African-American, Latino American and Native American.  The application is due by Feb. 15.


Hydro Research Foundation 2015 Awards

The Hydro Research Foundation, under a grant from the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), anticipates making one-year awards to 10-15 students for its Hydro Research Awards Program designed to stimulate new student research and academic interest in conventional or pumped storage hydropower. Applications are due March 16, for appointments beginning June 2015 for one-year funding. 

Lehigh Graduate Studies in Bioengineering

Lehigh's graduate program in Bioengineering seeks students aiming to advance human healthcare through discovery and development of new technologies and affordable solutions. For prospective students applying for financial aid, the deadline for applications to the program is Jan. 15.

Job and Internship Opportunities



 Nike has openings for both a graduate and undergraduate intern, Manufacturing and Sourcing, at their Beaverton location. Nike Manufacturing and Sourcing teams constantly challenge the assumptions about how products are made. They come up with big ideas, test principles and perfect production processes. They work closely with Nike’s hundreds of manufacturing partners in more than 40 countries to develop new methods of making to create better-performing products with less waste. The Manufacturing and Sourcing organization is looking for dynamic interns to join their teams across a variety of functional areas including Manufacturing Sustainability, Materials Operations, Materials Development and In-House Manufacturing (IHM). Review the position requirements at http://jobs.nike.com/search/manufacturing.


Stellar/NASA has a 10-week, summer intern position open for a control systems engineer. The intern would help design an instrument-pointing platform for the international space station, working alongside a lead engineer in the Earth Systematic Mission Program office. The position would be located at NASA Goddard in Greenbelt, MD.  The candidate would need to apply through both the standard Stellar Solutions intern application process (first) and then the NASA intern process shortly afterward. (Under Goddard's new summer intern process, all summer interns who meet general requirements are placed in a pool. Apply before March 1.


Argonne National Laboratory seeks STEM undergraduate students for the 2015 summer internship and part-time work experience programs.  The lab has a number of programs accepting applications for summer opportunities. http://www.anl.gov/education/undergraduates. Deadlines for application range from Jan. 9 to March 1.


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:


  • Washington River Protection Solutions seeks a Safety Specialist Location: Richland, WA Job ad expires on: Jan. 19 (Beaver Careers ID: 3349)
  • Washington River Protection Solutions seeks an Industrial Hygienist Location: Richland, WA Job ad expires on: Jan. 19 (Beaver Careers ID: 3351)
  • Sage Ag Inc seeks an Experimental Technician Internship Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: (Beaver Careers ID: 3598)
  • Sage Ag Inc seeks a Field Test Technician Location: Tulare, Cailf. Job ad expires on: Jan. 20 (Beaver Careers ID: 3594)
  • Gunderson LLC seeks an Associate Design Engineer Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: Jan. 30 (Beaver Careers ID: 3567)
  • Washington River Protection Solutions seeks a Project Controls Engineer Location: Richland, WA Job ad expires on: Feb. 2 (Beaver Careers ID: 3444)
  • Mainstream Engineering seeks a Thermal Fluids Research Engineer Location: Rockledge, FL Job ad expires on: Feb. 10 (Beaver Careers ID: 3809)
  • Mainstream Engineering seeks a Mechanical Design Engineer Location: Rockledge, FL Job ad expires on: Feb. 10 (Beaver Careers ID: 3810)
  • Technical Systems, Inc. seeks a Project Engineer / Programmer Location: Lynnwood, Wash. Job ad expires on: Feb. 13 (Beaver Careers ID: 3851)
  • NIKE, Inc. seeks a CNC Operator Location: Beaverton, OR Job ad expires on: Feb. 16 (Beaver Careers ID: 3884)
  • Delta Construction Corporation seeks an Engineer I Location: Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii Job ad expires on: Feb. 17 (Beaver Careers ID: 3924)
  • The Brentwood Group, Inc. seeks a Mechanical Engineer -Semiconductor Location: Oregon Job ad expires on: Feb. 20 (Beaver Careers ID: 3946)
  • Anjaneyap Global Inc seeks an Entry Level Business Analyst and Quality Analyst Location: Milpitas, Calif. Job ad expires on: Feb. 20 (Beaver Careers ID: 3949)
  • E. & J. Gallo - Modesto seeks a Process Tech Development Internship Program for Engineers 2015 (June-Dec) Location: Livingston, CA; Fresno, CA Job ad expires on: March 6. (Beaver Careers ID: 2618)
  • Maxim Integrated seeks an Engineering Intern, Semiconductor Industry Location: US Job ad expires on: March 31. (Beaver Careers ID: 2789)
  • Maxim Integrated seeks an Entry-Level Engineer, Semiconductor Industry Location: US Job ad expires on: March 31. (Beaver Careers ID: 2790)
  • Maxim Integrated seeks an Entry-Level Process Engineer, Semiconductor Industry Location: US Job ad expires on: March 31. (Beaver Careers ID: 2793)

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions 

  • The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Rutgers is inviting applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering. The online application portal can be reached at http://apply.interfolio.com/28057. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
  • The Georgia Institute of Technology Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering seeks an instructor for ME1770, Engineering Graphics and Visualization. The position is open until filled.
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Industrial Engineering Department has several openings including a Bello Chair in energy, and Frontier Faculty lines in a set of interdisciplinary areas. Varying deadlines for application.
  • The University of Massachusetts Lowell, Plastics Engineering Department has two openings, with possible faculty ranks including Instructor, Assistant Professor, untenured Associate Professor, tenured Associate Professor, and Professor.  Review of applications begins Jan. 15.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Mississippi ("Ole Miss”) is seeking to fill a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Computational Solid/Structural Mechanics. Apply by Jan 15.
  • The Department Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, is seeking faculty candidates at all ranks and in all areas.  Particular interests are in hiring at the Assistant Professor level in the three areas of (1) Dynamic Behavior of Materials and Structures, (2) Mechanics in Biology and Biological Systems, and (3) Dynamics, Controls, and Robotics. Apply by Jan. 16.
  • The University of Hartford, in West Hartford, Connecticut, seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty in Mechanical Engineering (Thermo/Fluids/Energy) at the Assistant Professor level. Apply by Jan 31.
  • Northeastern University, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering has three tenured/tenure-track positions open in the general areas of Advanced Manufacturing including Bio-inspired, Nano- and/or Additive Manufacturing. As well, the department has three non-tenure-track teaching positions in the general areas of mechanical and industrial engineering. Apply by Jan. 15.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Department Mechanical Engineering in the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University is seeking faculty candidates at all ranks and in all areas. Particular interests are in hiring at the Assistant Professor level in the three areas of (1) Dynamic Behavior of Materials and Structures, (2) Mechanics in Biology and Biological Systems, and (3) Dynamics, Controls, and Robotics. Apply by Jan. 20.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NEW -- Penn State College of Engineering invites nominations and applications for the Peter and Angela Dal Pezzo Department Chair and Head of the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. job #55169 at http://www.psu.jobs; apply by Feb. 1.
  • The Pennsylvania State University College of Engineering invites nominations and applications for the Peter and Angela Dal Pezzo Department Chair and Head of the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. An earned doctorate in Industrial Engineering or a related field is required. Nominations and applications will be considered until the position is filled. Apply online to job #55169 by Feb. 1.
  • Three faculty positions are available at the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma: one tenure-track, assistant professor in aerospace engineering, and two rank-renewable, assistant professor of engineering practice to teach a variety of aerospace and mechanical engineering courses. Apply by Feb. 2 for these positions.
  • The Department of Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management at California State University, Northridge has a new tenure-track position opening in Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Apply by Feb. 6.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Mississippi State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of computational modeling for integrated thermal, fluid, and structural processes. Apply online (PARF # 8600) by Feb. 15.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at SUNY Korea (State University of New York in South Korea) invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position in the area of design and robotics. Apply by Feb. 28.

Forward newsletter submissions to mime.ebulletin@oregonstate.edu by 5 pm on Friday to appear in the following Monday’s issue. For access to past MIME E-Bulletins, visit the e-bulletin archives.