Category: Students

Surface Innovations Research Group

Surface InnovationsThe research group Surface Innovations (SURFI), led by Dr. Jarek Drelich,  has launched a new website. The group research topics span a wide range, from mineral processing to antibacterial materials.

The group was recently honored for food safety innovation with the 2012 Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest (GLEQ) Food Safety Innovation Award. The award is affiliated with an entrepreneurial spinoff of the research, Micro Techno Solutions.

The  GLEQ award is based on Drelich’s initial research on the copper-vermiculite materials is described in the article “Vermiculite Decorated with Copper Nanoparticles: Novel Antibacterial Hybrid Material,” published in 2011 in Applied Surface Science. The coauthors are Bowen Li, Patrick Bowen, Jiann-Yang Hwang, Owen Mills and Daniel Hoffman.

Dr. Drelich is also Editor-in-Chief of the affiliated journal, Surface Innovations. Surface Innovations is an interdisciplinary and international journal publishing articles on scientific and engineering advances made in the formulation and modification of surfaces
and coatings.

The group was also active in the recent TMS 2013 annual meeting, where they presented work on bioabsorbable stents. Recently they published in the journal Advanced Materials on the suitability of zinc in bioabsorbable stents.

Two Internships at Corning Glass

Corning Glass has two openings for materials science and engineering students with a focus in metals.

Metallurgical Engineering Internship with Corning Glass
Job #171438
Required Skills:
At least 3 years of materials engineering studies with a metals emphasis. (More specifically, physical or mechanical metallurgy). More than one metallurgy course must have been completed with a grade of ‘B’ or higher.
Experience/exposure to Platinum, high temperature alloys and/or super alloys is a plus
Technical curiosity
Hands on laboratory and mechanical abilities
Good documentation and analysis skills
Computer skills such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint Presentation, etc.
Corning is looking for a Junior level of BS or higher. MS or PhD level preferred. If interested, apply now.

Postdoctoral Position in Materials for Circuit Breaker Contacts

Name: Mark Aindow

Organization: University of Connecticut

Title-Subject: [Filtered] Postdoctoral Position


Postdoctoral Position in Materials for Circuit Breaker Contacts

A post-doctoral position is available immediately within the Institute
of Materials Science at the University of Connecticut to work on
metallic alloys and metal-matrix composites for electrical circuit
breaker contacts. This project is an industrial collaboration sponsored
by GE Energy Industrial Solutions of Plainville, CT. Candidates should
have a strong background in physical metallurgy and experience in
microstructural characterization (particularly transmission electron
microscopy). Prior experience in electrical property measurements and
computational modeling (first principles and/or thermodynamic) would
also be beneficial. This position is a one-year appointment, renewable
for a second year.

To apply please send: a resume, a list of publications, and contact
details for 3 references to Dr. Mark Aindow (
Screening of applications will begin immediately, and will continue
until the position is filled. We encourage applications from
under-represented groups, including minorities, women and people with

Research Associate I – Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis

> Email:
> Name: Chaoying Ni
> Organization: University of Delaware
> Title-Subject: [Filtered] Job – Research Associate I @ University of Delaware
> Message: Research Associate I – Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis
> DEADLINE:  March 15, 2013
> QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor’s degree in physical, chemical, biological, or a related field and one year
> of experience or Associate’s degree and two years of experience.
> Trains and supervises students and post-docs in utilizing SEM/FIB, TEM, LM, SPM and auxiliary
> equipment for research or for course work.
> Maintains a high proficiency in SEM and TEM sample preparation techniques especially by using
> ultra-microtome in ambient or in cryogenic conditions and TEM vitrification equipment.
> Identifies, modifies and develops adequate experimental procedures and methods.
> Exercises initiative in conducting SEM, TEM, LM, and SPM with industrial clients.
> Calibrates and maintains instruments; troubleshoots equipment problems.
> Prepares and analyzes usage data including generation of various reports of results.
> Assists in setting and maintaining proper laboratory safety standards, including providing guidance
> on the proper placement, cleaning, and discarding of equipment and materials.
> Procures and maintains material stock.
> Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
> How To Apply
> When applying please submit a one-page cover letter and your resume as one document.  Also, please
> remember to provide names, addresses and telephone number of at least three references in the online
> application.
> Online application only:
> or for more information:
> Equal Employment Opportunity

NUCOR Plant Opportunities

NUCOR has a number of plant opportunities available for young technical graduates as well as for qualified experience candidates for which Z-Careers does all of their searches. As we discussed, anyone who you may know may have an interest can e-mail me with their resume along with their desired career/job goal(s), I can examine the openings available and then call them to review possibilities to determine if they have any interest. New openings become available weekly as NUCOR has over 11,000 employees- and since in business over 40 years, a number of personnel are now reaching retirement. In addition to what is described below, NUCOR also has a number of opportunities associated with their Metal Building division. Positions include district sales managers, design engineers, estimators, customer service supervisors and civil engineers.

Z-Careers represents NUCOR STEEL as their recruiters. We have a number of great job opportunities relative to steel mill operations. These areas include engineering, sales, power distribution, electrical project engineer, environmental, finance, safety, maintenance, metallurgical, and design. Locations are through-out the U.S.A., wherever NUCOR plants or sales districts are located.

If you , or if you know of someone who may be interested in learning more about these opportunities, please have them contact me at 614 859 1343 or e-mail me at .

If you know of anyone who may have an interest tell them to e-mail me their resume. I will then will check the “job-board” and if there is a “match” I would call the individual and determine if they had any interest to pursue. .

As you are aware NUCOR has over 40 locations and is now the largest steel plant operation in the United States. Compensation is very good with as a result of production bonus and profit sharing plans.

If more information is desired take a look at the excellent NUCOR STEEL WEBSITE or the Z-Careers website .

All job positions for which we are currently searching are posted on the Z-careers website. By going to the search selector and selecting the type of position it will provide the job description as well as the associated salary range (min.-max) for each position. Anyone who may be interested in a job change due to desired family re-location, better opportunity, or change of position, can contact me and I will be happy to assist them in the analysis of what is available for them at that time.

We have several excellent positions available for metallurgical engineers. Locations for the process and product metallurgical positions range from the east coast to Texas to the mid-west.

In the area of Environment and Safety we have a number of positions available in Connecticut, Mississippi, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

Haselhuhn Participates in Graduate Education Week

Amberlee Haselhuhn
Amberlee Haselhuhn

Four graduate students are going to Lansing for Graduate Education Day, Tuesday, Feb. 19. Governor Rick Snyder has declared the week of Feb. 18 as Graduate Education Week, and more than 50 students from universities and colleges across the state will meet with legislators at the Capitol Building in Lansing.

Among them is Amberlee Haselhuhn, a PhD candidate in materials science and engineering from East Jordan. Her research focuses on metallic foams that could be used for bioactive bone implants.

Read more at Tech Today.

Haselhuhn Going to Lansing for Graduate Education Day
East Jordan Native is a PhD Candidate in Materials Science and Engineering

Read more at ReadMedia.

Wang, Bowen, Baker, Ma, Zhou, Deane, Kerkove and Ranck at GRC 2013

Graduate students in Materials Science and Engineering will be giving poster and oral presentations at the Graduate Research Colloquium 2013. Their presentations will take place on the second day of the colloquium, February 22, 2013, in the MUB Ballrooms A & B. Presenters, abstracts, and schedules are posted on the Graduate Student Government website.

Day 2 Feb 22 Poster Presentations 10am-12pm
Hui Wang

Day 2 Feb 22 Oral Presentations 1:00pm to 4:20 pm
Patrick Bowen
Hui Wang
Andrew Baker
Fengde Ma
Jie Zhou
Kyle Deane
Marcel Kerkove
Helen Ranck

Construction Engineer

LHB has a local client who is seeking a Construction Engineer in the Duluth, MN area. This position is expected to last 1 year and will be based in our client office. The ideal candidate would have these key qualifications:

Mechanical Engineer with PE (preferred but probably not required) OR, Metallurgical Engineer, OR, Welding Engineer
Minimum of (5) years’ experience
Experience in monitoring welding, hydro-testing procedures, and pipe stress analysis.
This is an office job and they want an analytical type of engineer.

Miriam Sher, Recruiting Representative
21 West Superior Street, Suite 500
Duluth, Minnesota 55802
Cell# 603-305-9491