Seeking Research Engineer for Laser Diagnostics for Hypersonics and Directed Energy related technologies. Development of laser based diagnostics for high speed flows and directed energy related technologies. Diagnostics related efforts include research on methods to measure high speed flows including free stream properties, near surface phenomena and post shock wave conditions. For directed energy applications the research involves methods to correct for distortions associated with the propagation of coherent and incoherent light through turbulent and partially obscuring media, and may include the development of advanced “guide star” concepts, filaments and plasma based methods for correction and guiding. State of the art lasers and test facilities will be available. Applicants with backgrounds in optics, gas dynamics, nonlinear optics, plasma processes and/or advanced diagnostics are encouraged to apply.
Six years of related experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Texas A&M is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, with a population of more than 175,000, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. Texas A&M has more than 55,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures at Texas A&M total more than $820 million annually, ranking in the top tier of universities nationwide. With an endowment valued at more than $5 billion, the university ranks fourth among U.S. public universities and 10th overall. Texas A&M is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance. For more information visit http://dof.tamu.edu/content/balancing-work-and-life. With over 400 tenured/tenure-track faculty members and more than 13,900 students, the Dwight Look College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the country. The college is ranked seventh in graduate studies and eighth in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with seven of the college’s 13 departments ranked in the Top 10. The Look College is also ranked 10th ...in the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The American Society for Engineering Education ranks the Look College second in research expenditures.The Department of Aerospace Engineering was formed in 1940. It has 36 core faculty members, 6 jointly appointed faculty members, including 5 National Academy of Engineering Members. We currently enjoy an enrollment of over 500 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. Our students are offered a modern curriculum that is balanced across the three principal disciplines of aerospace engineering: aerodynamics and propulsion, dynamics and control, and materials and structures. In recent years, the department has built a strong national program based on the quality of its faculty and programs; among public institutions, its graduate aerospace engineering program ranks 5th in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings.