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Job ID: 106802

Postdoctoral Researcher
The University of Tulsa

Date Posted May 16, 2018
Title Postdoctoral Researcher
University The University of Tulsa
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Tentatively July 2018
  • Tulsa, OK
    United States
  • Post-Doc
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Mechanics
    Energy Technology

The University of Tulsa Department of Mechanical Engineering is searching for a postdoctoral researcher to support our recently awarded U.S. Department of Energy SunShot award for GEN3 CSP Collectors ( will develop a comprehensive particle and substrate durability model that will enable improved understanding of the performance of high-temperature components for the particle-based pathway. The team will advance existing research capabilities in erosion, corrosion, fracture mechanics, macro- and micro-scale materials characterization, and thermal and optical property characterization. The results will be used to develop a broad understanding of mechanical durability that can be used to determine component lifetime and performance degradation models.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Conducting experimental and computational research as it relates to erosion, corrosion, materials characterization for GEN3 solar thermal systems. This includes developing lifetime durability models.
  • Overseeing graduate student research as it relates to project goals and meeting project milestones and go/no-go points.
  • Working with a diverse team of co-PIs, technicians, and graduate students.
  • Writing quarterly reports and creating quarterly technical presentations.

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctoral degree in engineering field, appropriate experience, and expertise. Strong project management skills and a superior publication record.

Please send your CV and cover letter to This is a 1-year position with the possibility of renewal.

  • The University of Tulsa does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, religion, veteran status, or disability in employment, in provision of services, or in access to University programs. For EEO/AA information, contact the Office of Personnel Services at (918) 631-2358; for disability accommodations, contact Dr. Jane Corso at (918) 631-2334.

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Contact Information

  • Todd Otanicar
    Mechanical Engineering
    The University of Tulsa
    800 S Tucker Dr
    Tulsa, OK 74104


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