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Research & Academic Opportunities

The following information outlines research and academic opportunites for students. The basic title is listed, along with any special requirements, and links or contact information.

 

Graduate Students

  • PhD Opening in Structural Mechanics and Dynamics - The research will focus on the design and development of mechanical metamaterials and architected materials for aerospace applications. The candidate must have a strong background in structural mechanics and dynamics. Familiarity with CAD and FEM software packages (preferably Abaqus or Comsol) is preferred. Candidates with a background in vibrations and elastic wave propagation are highly encouraged to apply. You can learn more about our research at http://www.madlab-wsu.com.

    Interested applicants should email their CV (including list of related courses, projects, and any publications), and a letter of introduction to bhisham.sharma@wichita.edu. Please put PhD applicant in the subject of your email.

  • Masters Student Graduate Teaching Fellows Program - The MS Graduate Teaching Fellows (MSGTF) program is designed to help increase the quality of classroom and lab instruction. Awards are for a semester period at $1,200/month for 20 hours per week. MS graduate students can download the following document to get additional information, click here
     
  • NASA Funded Controls Research - US Citizens/Permanent Residents only, undergraduate or graduate, contact Dr. Chakravarthy
     
  • NASA/WSU Experimental Aerodynamics Fellowship (EAF) Program - Available summer 2017. US Citizens only, link here
     
  • Development of Astronautics Related Mathematical Techniques and/or Computational Tools - AE majors only. Work includes analyzing orbit-raising mission scenarios for all-electric spacecraft and determining optimal strategies for coordinated task execution by multi-vehicular systems (send a 1-page resume and 1/2-page letter of introduction to Dr. Dutta)

 

Undergraduate Students

  • Bachelors Student Teaching Fellows Program - The BS Teaching Fellows (BSTF) program helps increase the quality of classroom and lab instruction. Holders of BSTF assistant positions support faculty, staff, and students as teaching assistants for courses or labs. BS (undergraduate) students can download the following document to get additional information, click here
     
  • NASA Funded Controls Research - US Citizens/Permanent Residents only, undergraduate or graduate, contact Dr. Chakravarthy
     
  • NASA/WSU Experimental Aerodynamics Fellowship (EAF) Program - Available summer 2017. US Citizens only, link here
     
  • NASA/WSU Jump Start Program (JSP) - US Citizens only, link here
     
  • Development of Astronautics Related Mathematical Techniques and/or Computational Tools - AE majors only. Work includes analyzing orbit-raising mission scenarios for all-electric spacecraft and determining optimal strategies for coordinated task execution by multi-vehicular systems (send a 1-page resume and 1/2-page letter of introduction to Dr. Dutta)

 

Please be aware that the opportunities on this page are dynamic, they will change regularly.