Advanced Bearings for Oil-Free Compact Turbomachin
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 2/4/2019

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: Advanced Bearings for Oil-Free Compact Turbomachinery Bearings used in airborne turbomachinery applications must be able to withstand high loads and rotational speeds for extended periods of time. Novel bearing designs which operate without oil based lubrication could enable the development of lighter, more reliable propulsion systems. Potential candidates should have a strong understanding of bearing and rotordynamic theory as well as experience in lab instrumentation and data acquisition. The candidate will also collaborate with other researchers to complement modeling, simulation, and experimental turbocharger measurement efforts. The focus of this research will be to characterize and innovate robust bearing designs which increase efficiency and reduce the need for complex lubrication systems.

Opportunity Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: College Station, TX
  • Opportunity Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 2/4/2019

About Us

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research participation programs for civilians such as:

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Journeyman Fellows (undergraduate and graduates students and recent graduates), Senior Researchers, and Summer Faculty engage in research initiatives of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of the government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL. Scientists and engineers at ARL help shape and execute the Army's program for meeting the challenge of developing technologies that will support Army forces in meeting future operational needs.

Research opportunities include, but are not limited to the following disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Anthropology, Archeology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Engineering, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Health Risk Assessment, Environmental Science, Entomology, Epidemiology, Ergonomics, Geology, Health Education Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Physics, Public Health Economics, Public Health Policy, and more.

What is a Talent Network?

Joining our Talent Network will enhance your search and application process. Whether you choose to apply or just leave your information, we look forward to staying connected with you.

Why Join?

  • Receive alerts with new opportunities that match your interests
  • Share opportunities with family and friends through Social Media or email