A multidisciplinary team of three universities (Rutgers University, University of Michigan, and Oregon State University), recently won an award from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) SHARKS Program. Our project aims to develop new hydrokinetic turbines using the discipline of control co-design. The SHARKS program description can be seen here: https://arpa-e.energy.gov/technologies/programs/sharks. Subject Areas: Multi-Physics Modeling,Structures, System Dynamics, Hydro/Aero Dynamics, Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization, Experimental Design and Testing, and Control.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Highly motivated candidates with a Ph.D. degree in mechanical, aerospace, or in a similar engineering field.
Published journal papers.
Strong programming skills in Matlab and/or Python.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.