Postdoctoral Research Assoc

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Posting TitlePostdoctoral Research AssocDepartmentUNT-Mechanical & Energy Engineer-130340College/SchoolCollege of EngineeringJob LocationDentonFull Time/Part TimeFull-TimeSalary InformationDepartment Summary

The Department of Mechanical Engineering prepares students for a career in the ever-growing fields of energy and sustainability. Undergraduates who choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and energy engineering will combine fundamentals of mechanical engineering with a broad specialization on subjects related to energy production, management, and distribution. For graduate students, our programs will offer opportunities to learn fundamental and applied knowledge compatible with mechanical engineering, renewable energy, energy modelling, manufacturing, and fossil fuels.

Position Summary

The job is to help Dr. Maurizio Manzo (PI) and Dr. Zhenhua Huang (co-PI) to carry out the research project “Develop Improved Methods for Eliminating Striping on Roadway Surfaces” that is funded by the Research and Technology Implementation Division, Texas Department of Transportation. The job includes the purchase of laser equipment, survey for current striping elimination methods, preparation of concrete specimens, laboratory testing to adjust laser’ parameters, laboratory testing for eliminating stripes on surfaces of concrete specimens marked with current standard materials: thermoplastics, water-based paint, and preformed tape. Finally, the field tests for removing various marked stripes from roadways in Texas will be completed. In addition, this job needs to analyze the collected data and explore a synthesis study on the existing methods of removing stripes from roadways used in Texas and elsewhere, and examine and compare these removal methods with the proposed laser technique on different roadway surfaces to determine the most effective methods for pavement marking removals. Furthermore, this job needs to help PI and co-PI to prepare progress reports, prepare the prototype of the laser system and final report, and write scientist papers as well as proposals for applying new research projects.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in related field and over five years research experience in mechanical and civil engineering areas

Preferred Qualifications

Use of laser systems and knowledge of laser ablation processes

Required License / Registration / CertificationPhysical RequirementsTalk or HearArea of SpecialtySecurity SensitiveThis is a security sensitive position.EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Driving University VehicleNoPosting NumberF247PSpecial Instructions to Applicants

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please submit your resume, a short statement of research interests and the names of two references.

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    Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Statement of Research Interests
    3. List of Names and Contact Information for 3 references
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      Posted: 10/10/2020
      Application Due: 1/8/2021
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