Employment

Undergraduate Laboratory Research Assistant

The Bentil Group, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is looking for two undergraduate research assistants to work with the electrical equipment needed for experiments. Primary duties center around building and maintaining circuits to support electrical sensors while minimizing noise in the sensors. The individuals will be paid hourly and the duration of the position is expected to be one year, which may be renewable based on performance and availability of funding.

Applicants should have experience with the Arduino platform, good communication skills, and work well with people. Further, applicants must have a strong work ethic, be reliable, and organized.

Applicant Information

The position is available immediately. Applications will be processed as they arrive until the position is closed. Please email a typed resume detailing your skills and experience, along with a list of two references, to Dr. Sarah Bentil at sbentil@iastate.edu.

Visit the following link to learn more about The Bentil Group’s activities: http://www.me.iastate.edu/sbentil/.


Postdoctoral Research Associate

Applications are invited for one Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Iowa State University. The research objective of this position is to develop advanced machine learning and failure prognostics to predict the reliability and lifetime of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery and/or other energy systems. The duration of the position is expected to be one year and may be renewable based on performance and availability of funding. The salary will be commensurate with the prior research experience of the applicant.

Qualifications

Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related discipline. Applicants with experience in i) machine learning and failure prognostics, and/or ii) battery management system (BMS) are highly encouraged to apply. Particularly, prior research experience in one or more of the following areas are desired:

  • Algorithm development for signal processing and machine learning
  • Algorithm development for reliability and lifetime modeling and failure prognostics
  • Equivalent circuit or electrochemical modeling of Li-ion cells, modules and packs
  • State-of-charge and state-of-health estimation of Li-ion cells, modules and packs

Applicant Information

The position is available immediately. Applications will be processed as they arrive until the position is closed. Interested applicants should submit by email (a) a cover letter that summarizes prior research experience, (b) a CV and (c) a list of two references, to Professor Chao Hu, chaohu@iastate.edu.

Contact

Dr. Chao Hu
515-294-0771
chaohu@iastate.edu

 


Note to Prospective Employees

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