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.
Start Date: 4/1/2021 - End Date: 1/1/1970
Type of Project
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.
10 hours hour(s)
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
Honors Undergraduate Thesis
Independent Research Credit (4912)
Research and Mentoring Program
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Starting date is flexible.