Employment in the ECE Department
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Faculty Positions in Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Ohio State University invites applications for multiple tenure track faculty positions in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. All areas and ranks will be considered. We are especially interested in (i) robotics, including human/robot interactions, (ii) mobile health sensing and health analytics, (iii) both senior and junior faculty in cybersecurity (including hardware-enabled cybersecurity and mobility, (iv) electric machines and variable frequency drive systems, and (v) Director of the ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL) and Professor of Electrical Engineering.
All positions may involve joint appointments with other engineering departments. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and outstanding academic credentials. Successful candidates are expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program, show excellence and leadership in academic and scholarly activities, and demonstrate outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Some of these positions are partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas that build on the university’s culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact. The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.
Applicants are requested to send, in this numbered order; 1) a letter of application (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research plans, (4) brief statement of teaching philosophy, (5) name, address, and email of four references to Professor John L. Volakis at email@example.com
(i) Robotics, including human/robot interactions
A successful candidate should have substantial research experience in the general field of robotics for both fundamentals and applications. Interested areas include, but are not limited to: intelligent robots, human/robot interactions, mobile robots, industrial robots for modern manufacturing automation, and service robots for civilian and defense applications.
(iii) Mobility and Cybersecurity
A successful faculty candidate is expected to have research experience in one of these general fields: cybersecurity, mobile computing, and computer architecture. Interested areas include, but not limited to: cybersecurity (including hardware-enable security), mobile computing, computer architecture and systems, cloud computing, Internet of things, data center management, embedded and real-time systems, and energy-efficient computer designs.
(iv) Electric Machines and Variable Frequency Drive Systems
Candidates are invited for a faculty position in the area of electric machines and variable speed systems. Candidates are expected to have research experience in the general field of electric machines and variable speed systems for both fundamentals and applications. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in high power density, high efficiency and intelligent control of electric machines, and their applications to electrified transportation such as land-, air-, and sea-vehicles, and renewable energy systems.
(v) Director of the ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL) and Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
The Ohio State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering invites applications for the position of Director of the ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL) and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. ESL is a nationally recognized center for the study of wireless and optical devices and systems. It is located in two connected buildings with over 46,000 sq. ft. of office and lab space, and over $11 million of annual research funding. The center is comprised of 17 faculty members, 12 permanent researchers, 7 postdoctoral researchers, 96 graduate students, and 6 support staff. The researchers at ESL have projects that span the EM spectrum from DC to gamma rays in applications that range from national defense to NASA to health care to consumer electronics. ESL has a strong working relationship with Fortune 50 companies down to early stage startups. It also has significant funding from domestic and international government agencies. The candidate is expected to have a prominent research record in an area that complements and not necessarily overlaps the existing strengths at ESL. A more detailed description of the research strengths at ESL can be found at (http://electroscience.osu.edu/). In addition to the regular duties of a professor, the candidate will provide direction for ESL, lead the development of large research programs, and be the representative for ESL to the university, state and federal government, and industry. Applicants are requested to send (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of vision and direction for ESL, and (4) names of four references (name, address and email address) to Professor Robert Lee (Chair of ESL Director Search) at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Ohio State University is an ADVANCE University. Women and under-represented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
There are no current opportunities posted.
Graduate research positions with Professors Arehart and Ringel
Prof. Aaron Arehart and Prof. Steve Ringel are seeking outstanding PhD applicants for an immediately-available graduate research assistant position. The research would involve study of wide bandgap materials and devices for next generation electronics with a multidisciplinary approach involving solid state physics, electrical engineering, materials science, and more. This is part of an ongoing project and is part of a much larger multi-university, industry, and government lab effort. All applicants must be permanent residents or U.S. citizens to be considered. Please e-mail email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org and include a CV.
Two undergraduate positions open via the ElectroScience Lab
· Learn and understand RFID and sensing basics.
· Research existing or similar technologies for RFID tracking and sensing.
· Participate in the design and testing of ongoing projects relating to RFIDs and sensors.
Position 2: The Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL) is looking for a senior undergraduate student interested in carrying out research and in being trained on the design and development of wireless signal boosters/extenders. His/her main tasks will be to:
· Learn and understand wireless signal boosting basics.
· Research existing or similar technologies for boosting wireless signals and extending their range.
· Participate in the design and testing of ongoing projects relating to wireless signal boosting.
Please contact Dr. Asimina Kiourti, email@example.com
Graduate Research Associate Positions with Prof. Guoqiang Li's Group
The Biomedical and Visual Optics Laboratory led by Prof. Guoqiang Li at Ohio State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering invites applicants for three Graduate Research Associate positions to work on exciting projects funded by the federal government. The main goal of the lab is to develop biomedical devices based on engineering principles (Dr. Li also has an appointment with Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science). The laboratory is well-equipped with the state-of-the-art optical and optoelectronic devices and systems and provides an active research environment. (posted 12/6/2012)
The successful candidate will work in one or more of the following directions:
(1) Electro-optic (liquid crystal) devices for vision care, biomedical imaging and sensing; optical materials;
(2) Biomedical optics: imaging and sensing (confocal imaging, optical coherence tomography (OCT), polarimeter, photoacoustic imaging, second harmonic generation imaging, dynamic holography) for diagnosis of eye or general medical diseases; Eye tracker based on image processing and the controller based on FPGA;
(3) Adaptive optics for correction of the aberrations of the eye and imaging systems.
Successful candidates are expected to conduct the research, publish results, and provide other technical supports to the lab. The candidates may have a major in optical/electrical/biomedical/chemical/material/computer engineering, or physics. Experimental background in optics, ideally with expertise in OCT and photoacoustic imaging, adaptive optics, polarization-sensitive imaging or a related area is helpful. Strong communication skills are highly attractive. Experience with optical system design (e.g. using Zemax) and construction, system control (C++ and LabView programming), digital image processing, and Fourier optics are also desirable. Experience in the clean room is a plus. The candidates are expected to have high motivation. The candidates would have excellent opportunities to interact with researchers in engineering and medical science for an interdisciplinary research training.
The positions are available now. Both US citizen and non-citizen are welcome to apply.
Interested applicants should send a CV to Prof. Guoqiang Li via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), including education and research background, research interests, publications, and contact information for three references (upon request).