2 MS positions – Mechanical Engineering jobs – KAIST, South Korea

    2 MS positions - Mechanical Engineering jobs - KAIST, South Korea

    Mechanical Engineering jobs – 2 MS positions in mechanical Engineering field, in iCaRE Lab, at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology KAIST, South Korea



    Overview

    PositionMS Position
    No. of Position(s)1-2
    Research AreaMechanical Engineering
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceiCaRE Lab
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    South Korea
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateNot specified

    Qualifications

    Master degree in related fields

    ​​Research Topics

    Development of Various Techniques for Small-scale Mechanical Characterization
    Develop experimental techniques and analysis methods for measuring material properties at a small-scale. It has been observed that the mechanical properties of materials are very different from those of their bulk counterparts. Characterization of mechanical properties at small-scale has been challenging due to the inherent difficulties associated with handling and gripping of the samples. We have developed various techniques for measuring material properties. We also have researched analyzing the experimental results based on the knowledge of mechanics.​

    Mechanical Characterization of Additively Manufactured (3D-Printed) Metal Alloys
    Develop multi-scale mechanical characterization methods for additively manufactured (3D-printed) metal alloys. Bulk scale mechanical characterization is conducted with bulk scale tensile-fatigue mechanical testers, and small-scale characterization is conducted with in-situ mechanical testers.

    In-situ Mechanical Testing of Metallic Thin Films at Elevated Temperatures
    ​Develop metallic materials for high temperature MEMS sensors and micro-switches. Combinatorial approach to deposit films with compositional gradients and evaluate room temperature, high temperature mechanical properties. Tailor high temperature mechanical properties by heat treatment, controlling impurity content. Simple metal MEMS devices with improved functionality will be fabricated using the newly developed alloy.

    Development of High Temperature Structural Materials and Devices
    Develop metallic materials for high temperature MEMS sensors and micro-switches. Sputter deposit films with different compositions and evaluate the mechanical responses(under constant strain-rate tensile load, creep, fracture, fatigue) at room temperature and elevated temperatures. Tailor the microstructure, elemental distribution, and ensuing mechanical properties by heat treatment. Fabricate simple metal MEMS devices to demonstrate the enhanced mechanical stability and functionality.

    Small-scale Mechanical Testing Assisted by Computational Simulations
    Structural analysis of a small-scale mechanical test before and after experiments. Simulation such as finite element method and dislocation dynamics is used to obtain some insights into material behavior prediction, specimen fabrication, and more.

    How to Apply?

    Click the Send Email button mentioned above

    Documents Required

    • CV
    • Brief description of your research interest

    About in-situ Characterization and Reliability Evaluation Laboratory

    Our research interests ​span the areas of Mechanics and Materials. We aim to understand the mechanical behavior of materials at different length scales, environment conditions and to use the knowledge​ to develop materials/structures ​for advanced technological applications.

    Note

    International students can only be considered after officially applying through the international student admission website (https://admission.kaist.ac.kr/international/).

    Inquiries

    Principal Investigator​
         #6114, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
         291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141, Republic of Korea
         Tel : +82-42-350-7318
         E-mail : gdsim@kaist.ac.kr

    Laboratory
         #1109 (Lab.) & #7119 (Student office),
         Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
         291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141, Republic of Korea
         Tel : +82-42-350-7358
         Fax : +82-42-350-5028

    Official advertisement

    iCaRE Lab. is looking for outstanding candidates to join the group

    Post expires at 11:59pm on Thursday November 25th, 2021 (GMT+9)

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *