Opportunity for Undergraduate and Graduate Engineering StudentsThe Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at the University of Maryland has been researching various aspects of Li-ion battery technologies. We now have a cooperative effort with the Naval Research Lab (NRL) for US domestic students to work with our team. We are looking for:
- Undergraduate students - work as an undergraduate research assistant with the CALCE battery team and work part time (2-3 days per week) at the NRL.
- Graduate students - have the opportunity to perform thesis research at NRL under supervision of CALCE faculty.
The position begins as soon as Fall 2018.
If you are interested, please apply with your CV to Prof. Michael Pecht by Sep. 15, 2018.
The CALCE battery team has a 15-year history in developing battery cells, analyzing battery materials, and conducting reliability and functional tests on batteries, including abuse, fire, and explosion tests. The team has also conducted numerous studies on the fundamental processes that degrade battery cells, techniques for battery failure analysis (non-destructive and destructive testing), design of experiments for accelerated life testing, battery testing and evaluation methods, and advanced data processing techniques for implementation of battery prognostic solutions.
CALCE currently works with more than 150 companies. The CALCE battery team’s efforts are a major part of CALCE’s approach to electronics reliability. The CALCE battery team has conducted research and analysis for numerous companies and has given courses on batteries to many of them, such as the U.S. Army, Black & Decker, Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Dell, Emerson, Flexel, Harris RF Communication, Heartware, HEICO Aerospace, Honeywell, Huawei, IBM, Jarden Safety, Kimandia, L3 Communications, Lansmont Corporation, NASA, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Nevro, Oracle Corporation, PCTEST Engineering Lab, Research In Motion (Blackberry), SAFT, Samsung, X-Wave, and Wentworth Technology.
Published August 13, 2018