LURA/USRA Posting Information

Position Type:

Lassonde Undergraduate Research Award- summer research

Position Title:

Research Assistant/summer researcher

Location:

Bergeron Bldg

Professor: Amirfazli

Department: Mech Eng

Contact for Professor (Email, phone): Alidad2@yorku.ca

# of positions available: 1

Project Description (200-500 words maximum)

Title: Detection of ice or droplet on a surface

The idea of this project is to detect the formation of ice of a surface, or presence of a drop on a surface from its thermal signature. The application of such study is plenty from anti-ice detection systems for wind turbines or aircrafts to development of compact condensers. The student will be engaged in analyzing the temperature changes detected from embedded sensor due to presence of a droplet or ice on the surface compared to a bare surface. The project involves building a suitable test apparatus to allow conducting experiments. Programing for signal analysis through Matlab or similar platform. Conducting tests. Data analysis and reporting/presentation. This project will take place at Surface Engineering Lab under supervision of Prof. Amirfazli.

 

Duties and Responsibilities of the student:

The project involves building a suitable test apparatus to allow conducting experiments. Programing for signal analysis through Matlab or similar platform. Conducting tests. Data analysis and reporting/presentation.

 

Requirements

(Technical Skills) Technical skills that is usually found in 3rd engineering program (or equivalent) in Mechanical, Space, or Civil engineering

(Interpersonal Skills) ability to write technical reports and be a team player

(Assets) preferable to have done work with Labview or Matlab data acquisition, and processing

 

Degrees, courses and Disciplines prerequisite*:

being in 3rd engineering program (or equivalent) in Mechanical, Space, or Civil engineering

Stipend: TBD

Are you willing to host external students? (There is an additional cost.) no

Duration: 16 weeks minimum

Start Date:

05/01/2018 (estimated)

End Date:

08/31/2018 (estimated)

Materials required for application:

TBC

 

Please contact Alidad2@yorku.ca if you are interested in this position.