Ph.D. and M.S. Graduate Research Positions in Materials Science and Engineering (High-Temperature Electronic Materials)


   Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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About the Project

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the West Virginia University (WVU) anticipates filling Ph.D. and/or M.S. graduate research positions to investigate the fabrication and testing of high-temperature electronic materials for applications in solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), solid-oxide electrolysis cells (SOECs), and sensor applications using advanced processing methods to enhance performance and long-term stability. The project will be in direct collaboration with researchers at the US Department of Energy (DOE). This appointment requires general knowledge of ceramic processing and properties.  Since the fuel cell and sensor areas requires a combination of materials science, mechanical, electrical and physics/chemistry knowledge base, a candidate with a broader science and engineering background will be also considered. Projects will require the candidate to work both independently and within a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists.  

If interested in the position, then contact Dr. Edward M. Sabolsky, via email at [Email Address Removed]

The position will start the Summer 2023 semester (starting before or on May 15th, 2023); therefore, review of all applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.   

West Virginia University (WVU) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. WVU is a comprehensive land grant institution with over 30,000 students in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. WVU has been recently ranked as one of the R1-Doctoral Universities in the US. This indicates that WVU is among a select group of universities in the US showing the highest research activity as described by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The MAE department has thirty-three faculty, offering B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering.

Chemistry (6) Engineering (12) Materials Science (24) Physics (29)

Funding Notes

Position is funded through US Department of Energy grants supporting advanced energy and sensor technologies. The funding will include a full university tuition and living stipend for the graduate researcher.