Organization: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location: Knoxville, TN, US, 37932
Deadline: will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired
We are seeking an R&D staff member in the area of sustainability to expand and improve circular economies and sustainability in manufacturing and related industries. The candidate will identify, propose, and conduct research related to improving and creating new pathways for sustainable manufacturing in current areas of interest such as composites, thermoplastics, thermosets, tooling, and processing equipment. The candidate will be expected to simultaneously execute multiple projects, contribute to development of new initiatives in your area, interact with ORNL staff, industry, and academic partners. This position resides in the Advanced Composites Manufacturing Group in the Manufacturing Science Division (MSD), Energy Science and Technology Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
Our research team carries out high quality R&D focused on the strategic sustainable composite material and manufacturing needs of the aerospace, automotive, and marine/shipbuilding industries as well as trending areas of international composite research in material science, mechanical and chemical engineering, and automation. As part of our research team, the candidate will identify and investigate new pathways for creating sustainability and circularity, beyond recycling, in composites manufacturing. The candidate will develop new processes and product designs and identify pathways to reduce processing waste and increase energy efficiency for current and future composite manufacturing technologies. Experience with life cycle and techno economic analysis is a plus. The candidate will be expected to simultaneously execute multiple projects, contribute to development of new initiatives in your area, and interact with ORNL staff, industry, and academic partners. The successful candidate will lead and support research in designing, creating, and demonstrating innovative methods for creating sustainability and circularity in composites manufacturing; publish original peer-reviewed research articles; and supervise students, post-doctoral researchers, and junior staff.
More information link: R&D Staff Member - Sustainable and Circular Manufacturing