National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
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Applicants should apply through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) program. The ORISE Program provides opportunities for undergraduate students, recent graduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty researchers to apply classroom knowledge in a real-world setting to learn about NETL Research and Innovation Center’s (R&IC) core mission areas.
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8/31/2020 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) this posting seeks an additive manufacturing professional intern for high-temperature ceramic component fabrication at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).
NETL is presently developing magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) generators capable of extracting energy directly from high-velocity oxy-fuel combustion gases. The professional intern will be a part of an interdisciplinary team developing a prototype MHD generator at NETL, taking an active part in designing and fabricating ceramic components for use in the MHD channel through additive manufacturing.
Additive manufacturing is an active area of research for materials engineering, with many different approaches to fabricate components with complex geometries and graded compositions that are not attainable through other means. The fabrication of engineering ceramics through additive manufacturing, including the high-temperature components found in MHD generators, poses a significant technological challenge due to the need to burn out and fire parts, which sets it apart from 3D printing of plastic and metal parts.
The candidate will perform research as a part of an interdisciplinary team to accelerate the development of high-temperature ceramic parts for MHD generators.
The selected candidate will learn and gain experience in the following:
1. Learn to operate and maintain a desktop stereolithography 3D printer and a proprietary ceramic-resin system for fabricating test coupons and components for the MHD generator.
2. Gain experience collaborating with an interdisciplinary team by participating in the research and development process: providing weekly updates on 3D printing system availability and component fabrication status.
3. Build upon prior experience in scientific writing and public speaking to become an effective communicator: assist in the preparation of scientific manuscripts and posters and attend at least one scientific conference as an active participant.
Ideal candidates will have:
1. Bachelor's degree in materials science & engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, or physics
2. Familiarity with additive manufacturing or CAD/CAM software
3. Prior experience with safe handling of hazardous substances in a laboratory
4. Strong verbal and written English communication skills
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I certify that I:
I have received an undergraduate degree no more than two years before the date of the internship appointment.
I am currently pursuing a master's degree.
I have not received a master's degree but currently pursuing a doctoral degree.