Current Openings

Professor Izabela Szlufarska, Professor Dane Morgan and the Computational Materials Group (CMG) (http://matmodel.engr.wisc.edu/):  CMG is a joint effort of Izabela Szlufarska and Dane Morgan in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UW Madison.  We are a highly active group leveraging simulation, machine learning and experiment and work in areas including nuclear materials, amorphous alloys, nanomechanics, nano-bio interfaces, fuel cells, batteries, semiconductors, and geophysics.

 

1. Postdoctoral Position with John Booske, Dane Morgan and Ryan Jacobs at
University of Wisconsin – Madison (Engineering Novel Electron Emission Cathode Materials)

We invite applications for the following postdoctoral position at the University of Wisconsin – Madison with Prof. John Booske in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Prof. Dane Morgan and Dr. Ryan Jacobs in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering:

Engineering Perovskites as Novel Electron Emission Cathode Materials

This work is focused on advanced experimental surface characterization to understand, design, and deploy novel perovskite oxide materials as electron emitters. The successful commercialization of these materials is expected to have broad impact on an array of technologically important applications ranging from imaging in the medical, scientific, and manufacturing domains to high power electronic devices prevalent in civilian communications, radar and national defense. This work will enable career-expanding interaction and collaboration with many researchers in the field and includes an interdisciplinary team of materials scientists and electrical engineers.

A PhD in materials science, chemistry, physics or a related field is required, as well as strong familiarity with advanced surface characterization (e.g. Photoelectron spectroscopy, Electron microscopy, Synchrotron X-ray sources, Auger, and related methods). Experience with surface characterization of oxides, particularly perovskite oxides, is preferred, but capable and enthusiastic applicants with varied background will be considered.

Additional information

The appointment is initially for one year with the expectation of this being extended if the work is going well. Interested applicants should send (1) CV in PDF format, (2) a brief cover letter describing suitability for the position, and (3) contact information for three references to Ryan Jacobs at uwcmghire20@gmail.com. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Professor John Booske (https://directory.engr.wisc.edu/ece/Faculty/Booske_John/): John Booske’s decades of research span many sources and applications of electromagnetic fields. Relevant to this position, he provides comprehensive experience with vacuum electronic devices and specific experience with and laboratory facilities for thermionic cathode synthesis and characterization.

Professor Dane Morgan and the Computational Materials Group (CMG) (http://matmodel.engr.wisc.edu/): CMG is a joint effort of Izabela Szlufarska and Dane Morgan in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UW Madison. We are a highly active group leveraging simulation, machine learning and experiment and work in areas including nuclear materials, amorphous alloys, nanomechanics, nano-bio interfaces, fuel cells, batteries, vacuum electronics, semiconductors, and geophysics.

 

2. Open Opportunity in Informatics Skunkworks for Undergraduates at University of Wisconsin – Madison

Prof. Morgan has initiated an Undergraduate Informatics Skunkworks where undergraduates apply informatics, machine learning, and related tools to science problems. We have a team of 12 already, with data sets and projects from local industry and faculty at UW and other Universities. If you are interested please contact Dane at ddmorgan@wisc.edu. For a talk related to some of our activities, please see here (see slides 15-17 for specific information for interested students). Also please see our informational flyer.