Research opportunity in Materials Science and Engineering – Mechanical Engineering - Materials Science and Engineering

Our lab works closely with industry to develop materials solutions for advanced microelectronic applications. One project investigates the mechanical properties, such as creep and fatigue properties, of new solder alloys. We are looking for a motivated undergraduate student who can help design and construct fixtures to enable such mechanical testing. The student will work under the guidance of a graduate research assistant and the advisor to carry out the assigned tasks. The student will have the opportunity to learn about the latest technologies in advanced microelectronics materials and be exposed to industry projects. The experience from this project and the industry exposure may open doors for potential internships at top microelectronics companies.

Project Dates

Start Date: 1/10/2023 - End Date: 4/28/2023

Students Needed

Type of Project


Student Responsibilities

Under the guidance of a graduate research assistant and the advisor, the student will design the test fixture, create the CAD drawings, produce the fixture at the machine shop, and conduct the mechanical property testing. The student will also carry out necessary trouble shooting and data analysis.

Time Commitment

10 hours hour(s)

Student Requirements

Must be self-motivated and have good time management skills. Must have basic knowledge on mechanical testing and CAD and prior experience using the machine shop. Knowledge on finite element analysis and labview is a plus but is not required.

Interested in Working With the Following Programs

For EXCEL URE Students Only

Additional Notes

Starting date is flexible.

Position Overview

  • Date Posted: 03-11-2021
  • Location:
    • Orlando (Main Campus)
  • Paid: Yes