The successful candidate is expected to conduct research in the areas of nanoscale surface engineering, tribology, nanomechanics/nanoindentation, and to develop new research directions. This person is also expected to write journal and conference papers, write proposals to secure extramural funding for research and commercialization of research, and mentor graduate and undergraduate researchers.
The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Microelectronics-Photonics, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or related fields. The candidate should have demonstrated expertise in three or more of the following areas: polymer nanoparticle composite coatings, tribology, surface wetting, aluminum-induced crystallization of amorphous silicon, nanomaterials and nanofabrication, and thin films. The candidate should also have excellent written and oral communication skills as referenced in application materials, as well as a successful journal publication record in two or more areas listed above.