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Postdoctoral Researcher: Laser Processing of Composite Materials

The College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida invites applicants for a postdoctoral associate position. This is a 2-year appointment. The selected applicant will be working on a project in laser processing of composite materials, under the supervision of Professors Xiaoming Yu and Aravinda Kar. The applicant will be responsible for designing, implementing and testing a prototype laser micromachining system for high-speed cutting of thin composite sheets.

Key qualifications:
  • Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Engineering, Physics, Optical Sciences or other related fields.
  • Significant experience in laser material processing.
  • Proficiency in LabView, Matlab, or other coding languages.
Desired qualifications:
  • Knowledge in laser-matter interaction.
  • Experience with ultrafast (femtosecond and/or picosecond) lasers.
  • Skills for free-space alignment of high-power laser.
  • Skills for sample characterization using optical microscopes, SEM, AFM, etc.
  • Good understanding of lasers, optics, and material sciences.

To apply, please send a letter describing your qualifications and CV to Xiaoming Yu, yux@creol.ucf.edu. The position will be open until a successful candidate is identified.

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available for public review.

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