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GRA Openings

GRA position in the Laboratory of Sound and Vibration Research

The Laboratory of Sound and Vibration Research ( has multiple GRA positions available with start dates as early as the 2018 spring semester. The positions involve industry- and government-sponsored projects.

The research topics are in the areas of engineered material systems with applications for shock/vibration mitigation, and adaptable acoustic array synthesis with applications for sound field control in automotive, medical ultrasonics, and underwater acoustics environments. The research efforts balance analytical and experimental components. Selection preference will be made to students pursuing a PhD.

Interested students should contact Prof. Ryan L. Harne by email with CV and brief paragraph describing the motivation to be involved in this research program with the LSVR.

Graduate Student or Fulltime Researcher Position Opening in the Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio-& Nanotechnology and Biomimetics (NLB2)

A MS or PhD student or a fulltime researcher is sought for an open research position effective immediately. Research project is in the field of biomimetics – fabrication of bioinspired surfaces for water collection and repellency. Project involves microfabrication of surfaces using various coating composites and characterization as well as some modeling.

For general background on the research area, pl read the following articles: (1) Brown, P. S. and Bhushan, B., “Bioinspired Materials for Water Supply and Management: Water Collection, Water Purification and Separation of Water from Oil,” Philos. Trans.Royal Soc. A 374, 20160135 (2016), and (2) Wang, Y. and Bhushan, B., “Wear-Resistant and Antismudge Superoleophobic Coating on Polyethylene Terephthalate Substrate Using SiO2 Nanoparticles,” ACS Appl. Mater. & Interf. 7, 743-755 (2015).

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Prospective candidate should have good written and oral communication skills. A student pursuing a degree or a researcher having received a degree in Mechanical Engineering or other engineering and science departments (e.g., Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering) is eligible. Preference will be given to an advanced MS or PhD student already enrolled at OSU and with some relevant experience. One-year funding is available and multi-year funding is anticipated. The position provides excellent training in experimental engineering and modeling with excellent job prospects in a high tech industry.

If you are interested, please contact Prof. Bharat Bhushan,

Tel: 614-292-0651; email: