The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Division of Applied Mechanics (DAM) in the Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL) is seeking a graduate Material, Mechanical, and/or Biomedical Engineering student (Masters level or above) for a paid research opportunity. The student will work with the Additive Manufacturing (AM) Program team. Research will focus on AM lattice performance and/or Topology Optimization (TO) for AM.
The student’s responsibilities may include:
- Designing samples and fixtures.
- Fabricating samples and fixtures.
- Conducting Finite Element Analysis (FEA) simulations.
- Exploring TO workflows.
- Conducting experiments (includes using a high capacity load frame).
- Analyzing data.
- Imaging specimens.
Prior experience with laboratory work, AM, FEA, optimization theory, operation of load frames, and porous materials is preferable. The student should have hands-on experience in mechanical testing and a good working knowledge of mechanics of materials. The student will work in the U.S. FDA’s Silver Spring, MD campus.
Please e-mail cover letter and resume to Dr. Daniel Porter (Daniel.Porter@fda.hhs.gov)