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Materials Engineer, Talascend job #55121

SUMMARY: Talascend LLC is seeking an Associate level Engineer, 1-5 years of experience (internships are applicable), with a Bachelors degree in Materials Science or Metallurgical Science. Location is Troy, Michigan and this is a confirmed Contract to Hire opportunity to join a global supplier to the transportation industry. If interested in applying, please contact Don Lawson at 248-537-1307 and or send email to Here is the job details from our client:
Minimum Requirements:

* B.S. in Metallurgy or Material Science and Engineering is required.
* 1 to 5 years of relevant experience.
* Must have good organization and communication skills.
* Demonstrate understanding in ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy.

Principal Accountabilities: Optimize the materials and processes used in the manufacture of client components. This position reports to the Supervisor/Manager of Materials Engineering or the Chief Engineer of Materials Engineering.

* Provide metallurgical support under the guidance of the experienced metallurgical staff.
* Perform materials characterization for the purpose of failure resolution and product improvement.
* Provide Project needs of assigned Divisions
* Provide technical reports
* Operate and maintain metallurgical equipment
* Manage assigned individual workflow/cycle time for assigned projects.
* Develop metallurgical expertise in Materials Engineering, Product and Manufacturing Operations.
* Build links to customers – Establish good working relationships with customers.

Fosters Open Communication: Promotes open discussion of ideas; provides others with open access to information and encourages information flow across boundaries.

Drives for Improvement: Creates an environment where no one tolerates complacency; eliminates roadblocks, and inefficiencies; uses metrics and performance measures to track progress; redesigns systems and processes to increase effectiveness; drives rigorous internal and external benchmarking of performance.

Is committed to Customers: Meets commitments to internal and external customers; seeks and uses feedback from customers; focuses the organization on efforts that add significant value to customers.

Drives for Business Results: Establishes aggressive financial goals; achieves strong results and outstanding accomplishments; balances long-term objectives with near-term financial objectives; balances the needs of employees, customer, shareowners, and community.

Possesses Technical Excellence: Is a credible technical leader; keeps up to date on professional/technical developments; develops an appropriate depth of expertise in technical areas; supports the development of technical excellence in others; is willing to try novel approaches to solve technical problems.

Don Lawson
Senior Technical Recruiter
direct: 248-537-1307
5700 Crooks, Rd., Troy, MI 48098

Yun Hang Hu Nominated for World Technology Award

Yun Hang Hu
Yun Hang Hu

Professor Hun Hang Hu has been nominated for a World Technology Award. The awards “recognize and honor the world’s key visionaries, creators, and thinkers from all across the spectrum of science, technology and related fields” and pay tribute to “innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance” in their respective field.

Read more at Tech Today.

Yun Hang Hu and Yan Hao’s Most-Read Article

Hu Fast Exothermic
Fast and Exothermic Reaction

A paper by Hu and graduate student Yan Huo was among the most-read articles in the Journal of Physical Chemistry during the second quarter of 2012. “Fast and Exothermic Reaction of CO2 and Li3N into C–N-Containing Solid Materials” showed that carbon nitride could be made in an exothermic reaction of carbon dioxide and a lithium compound.

From Lemons to Lemonade: Reaction Uses Carbon Dioxide to Make Carbon-Based Semiconductor

A materials scientist at Michigan Technological University has discovered a chemical reaction that not only eats up the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, it also creates something useful. And, by the way, it releases energy.

Read more at Michigan Tech News, by Marcia Goodrich.

Metal Casting Full Time, Intern, Coop

As I noted, we are currently looking for full time, intern, and coop candidates who have interest in the metal-casting industry. Feel free to have any potential candidates contact me directly.

Mark Adamovits
Sr. Product Manager
495 Metro Place South | Suite 250 | Dublin, OH 43017 |

Phone: 614-790-6988
Cellular: 614-264-1887
Fax: 614-790-4359

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Aqueous Rechargeable Lithium Batteries (ARLBs) of Super-fast Charging like Filling Gasoline

MSE Seminar
Friday, August 17, 2012
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Room 610, M&M Building

Prof. Yuping Wu
New Energy and Materials Laboratory (NEML), Department of Chemistry
Fudan University, Shanghai, China


A lot of efforts including funding and investment have been paid to try to solve two crucial issues for lithium ion batteries: safety and fast charging. However, due to the inner nature of lithium ion batteries, which use combustible organic electrolytes of low ionic conductivity, these efforts are evidently in vain. As a result, new energy storage systems for electric vehicles and smart grid are urgently needed to improve energy efficiency and reduce emission of CO2. Since 1996 we have been pioneering on aqueous rechargeable lithium batteries (ARLBs). In this talk, our latest progress on this aspect will be expounded especially on the improving super-fast charging performance, which can be comparable with filling gasoline for traditional engine cars, increasing energy density and achieving excellent cycling life of over
10000 cycles.

Bio: Prof. Wu got Ph. D. degree from Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China in 1997. Then he moved to Tsinghua University, Beijing, for postdoctor research. From 1999 to 2001, he stayed in Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan as a visiting researcher. From 2001 to 2003, he stayed in Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz, Germany as a Humboldt Fellow. In 2003, he came back to China as a full professor in Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
Since 1994, he has published over 170 papers on peer-reviewed journals such as Angew. Chem. Int. Edi., Prog. Mater. Sci., Energ. Environ. Sci., Chem. Mater., J. Mater. Chem., Chem. Commun., Electrochem. Commun., Carbon, and J. Power Sources. As a main author, he has contributed 5 monographs on lithium batteries in Chinese whose sale is above 23,000 copies, and 3 chapters. His citation is above 2400, and H-index is 27.
In December, 2003 he won “Star of the Century” from Fudan University. In July, 2004 he achieved “Rising Star” from Shanghai Committee of Science and Technology. In 2004, he was invited to act as an associate editor of Research Journal of Chemistry & Environment.
In April 2007 he joined the editorial advisory board of Electrochem. Commun. (IF>4) In November, 2008 he got JSPS Invitation Fellowship from Japan. In 2009, he was invited to act as an associate editor of The e-Polymers Journal. In June, 2009 he was awarded “Excellent Rising Star” by Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality. In March, 2010 he won the Visiting lecturer by Chemistry Research Promotion Center of Taiwan, China In April, 2010 he was granted a Visiting professor by Malaysia University, Malaysia for 3 months.
His main research work is on anode materials, cathode materials and polymer electrolytes for lithium ion batteries, supercapacitors, novel energy storage systems such as aqueous rechargeable lithium batteries (ARLBs), and production of hydrogen by utilizing solar energy.
So far he has been invited to deliver over 50 plenary and invited lectures in international symposiums and 26 lectures at oversea institutes.
Cochairman of serial conference of IUPAC International Conference on Novel Materials and their Synthesis (NMS: since 2006.