Job Openings At Verginia Tech INDIA RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FORUM
Two postdoctoral researchers to conduct advanced research in the synthesis and application of graphene and its derivatives.
ABOUT VIRGINIA TECH INDIA AND RESEARCH FORUM
The Virginia Tech India Research and Education Forum (VTIREF), also known as Virginia Tech India, is an affiliated organization of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg
, Virginia, USA. Virginia Tech India is dedicated to advancing the frontiers of knowledge and learning for a sustainable future. Located in Chennai, Virginia Tech India is the primary laboratory for research,
development and deployment of advanced multifunctional and 2-D materials, technologies for sustainable energy and water, and other relevant interdisciplinary endeavors in science and engineering. Emphasis
is on transfer of knowledge and innovation to promote economic development. Professional skill development in selected areas of critical need is an important component of the Virginia Tech’s mission..
Virginia Tech India is looking for two postdoctoral fellows/research scientists to undertake the state-of-the- art research in the synthesis and application of graphene and its derivatives (graphene-x)
for a variety of applications including thermal management, carbon capture, and sensor development. This research will primarily be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Roop L. Mahajan, Endowed Chair
Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.
PhD degree from a reputed university/institute in Chemistry, Material Science, Mechanical Engineering, or related field. Demonstrated experience and ability to conduct laboratory experiments,
with minimal supervision and with the utmost regard to safety is required. The candidate must have expertise and experience of working in wet chemical laboratory with strong interest in experimental work.
In addition, the candidate should have a working knowledge of characterization techniques such as x-ray diffraction, Raman Spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and should be willing to learn about
other tools essential for effectively pursuing this research. The selected candidate is expected to be competent in scientific writing and presentation.
Candidates with prior research experience in the field of graphene-x and a successful record of proposal writing will be given preference.
Self-motivated candidates, with innovative ideas and willingness to spend long hours in the laboratory will get an edge.
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