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Current Openings

(As of June 1, 2020)

  • 1 PhD Student - Thermal characterization of nuclear and surrogate fuel materials.
    • Develop high throughput techniques to measure the thermal conductivity of both nuclear and surrogate fuel materials, in both bulk and thin film forms. Involves instrumentation development, verification, and application to a variety of materials.
  • 1 MS Student - Thermal characterization of nuclear and surrogate fuel materials.
    • Develop the 2nd iteration of a blu-ray thermal microscope prototype to measure the spatial distribution of thermal properties.

Graduate Research

If you are interested in heat and mass transfer, materials properties, measurement systems, lasers, or nuclear energy, please contact Dr. Troy Munro about your interest and qualifications in performing graduate work. Successful applicants will:

  • Experience or good performance in thermal science (thermo, fluids, heat transfer) and measurement topics/classes
  • Meet acceptance requirements for the program
  • Send a resume, unofficial transcript, and interest letter to Dr. Troy Munro

Undergraduate Research

We're excited to get undergraduates involved in research early on, because of the impact it makes on your engineering career. Involvement of undergraduates usually begins with volunteering or 497R independent study, but paid appointments are possible if funding allows. Often, research opportunities as an undergraduate lead to better success in graduate school, as well as the possibility of publishing in a scientific journal. Successful applicants will:

  • Be self-motivated (you get out what you put in)
  • Have a good academic record and be in good standing
  • Be willing to go beyond learning in the classroom