Our work involves both undergraduate and graduate researchers involved in laboratory experiments and numerical simulations. Bio lab, chemical, and mechanical experiments are part of what we do.
We are hiring for a post-doctoral position right now! If you are interested please email Dr. Clack with your resume/CV and a cover letter.
Summary: A post-doctoral research scholar position in bioaerosols is available in the Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan (USA), under the supervision of Prof. Herek Clack.
Responsibilities: Duties will predominantly involve experimental investigations of aerosol dynamics in response to imposed electric fields and the physicochemical characterization of bioaerosols exposed to a range of environmental conditions. Experiments will involve existing and newly developed experimental platforms and aerosol diagnostic tools.
Qualifications: Candidates with earned doctorates in atmospheric sciences or electrical, chemical, or mechanical engineering disciplines are encouraged; however candidates with demonstrated experience in bioaerosol characterization holding doctoral degrees in any engineering or physical science discipline will be considered. Especially encouraged to apply are candidates who, in addition to the above qualifications, have experience in fluid-electric coupling (e.g., EHD); computational modeling of charged aerosol dynamics; aerosol oxidation chemistry; single particle fluorescence spectroscopic or fluorescence/chemiluminescence flow visualization techniques.
Students looking for a potential thesis in any of the topics in this lab are encouraged to reach out to Dr. Clack to discuss your fit for the lab. We are open to many kinds of air quality topics.
Students pursuing a master’s in mechanical, environmental, or another engineering degree are welcome in this lab. We always seek more passionate students wanting to work on research outside of class. Hours are flexible
There are solo projects available are solo or ones that involve assisting a Ph.D.
If you are interested in plasma technologies, air disinfection, or epidemiology this lab could be a great fit for you!
CEE 230 (Thermodynamics) or an equivalent course is a soft prerequisite to work in the lab. Without a basic background knowledge of energy and heat transfer, it can be hard to work on the design side.
With that said, if you are more interested in hands-on assembly, CAD/schematic design, or hands-on chemical and biological work this lab offers opportunities in all of these fields. While based in the environmental engineering department, this lab has many mechanical and biological moving parts with even some chemical work. Anyone who has done Biotech can tell you how many hours you will spend just in a lab and if that kind of wet lab interests you reach out!