- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Category: Postdoctoral-Researcher Other
- Posting Date: 07/01/2022
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC), to conduct research in the area of pulsed-power driven electro-hydraulic rock fracturing. The research is focused on delivering a new pulsed-power device which will be used by collaborators at MIT in support of an ARPA-E OPEN award led by Eden Geopower. Will design, construct, commission, and operate a new compact pulsed-power device operating at high voltages and currents. This pulser will be used to study the response of rock samples to shock waves launched by rapid ohmic heating inside conductive proppants. Will work as part of a team to deliver results on a tight timeline and be expected to make original research contributions to the PSFC program, produce work for publication, and present work at scientific conferences.
REQUIRED: Ph.D. in engineering, physics, or related field with a background in high voltage, high current pulsed-power devices.; proficiency with Solidworks or equivalent CAD software; and experience with high voltage, high current diagnostics. Seek someone who can communicate effectively and enjoys working in a team environment with staff and students from MIT, other universities, national laboratories, and industry partners. Job #21507
This is a two-year appointment.