The following positions are available for Spring 2023 within the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh University to all current ChBE undergraduate students. 

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. 

Research Assistant: Polymer blends for flexible semiconducting devices
Description: Semiconducting polymer-insulating polymer blends of varying compositions will be fabricated via blade coating and spin coating to explore the impact of solution processing on thin polymer film characteristics. Characterization methods will include optical microscopy evaluation, UV-vis and FT-IR spectroscopic studies. Polymer films will also be fabricated on transistor device substrates to explore impact of blends/processing on macroscopic device performance. Subject to Associate Chair approval.
 
To inquire: contact Professor Elsa Reichmanis
Research Assistant: Mixed conduction polymers – from electrochemical characterization to devices
Description: Carboxylated semiconducting polymers will be characterized for their electrochemical behavior to serve as the active material in organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs). Thin films of the mixed conduction polymers will be fabricated via blade coating and spin coating to explore the impact of processing on thin polymer film characteristics and device performance. Characterization methods will include a range of spectroscopic studies, coupled with in situ electrochemical analysis. Subject to Associate Chair approval.
 
To inquire: contact Professor Elsa Reichmanis
Research Assistant: Composite electrodes for next generation energy storage
Description: Organic/inorganic hybrid electrodes for high capacity Li-ion batteries will be fabricated and characterized using electrochemical and spectroscopic tools. Experimental research may encompass the synthesis of polymers that may undergo non-bonding crosslinking that allow for tuning of processing and chemical parameters to alleviate mechanical stress and inhibit deformation both at the particle and electrode level; and exploration of materials chemistries that allow for the fabrication of resilient interfaces in a cost-effective and scalable approach. Subject to Associate Chair approval.
 
To inquire: contact Professor Elsa Reichmanis
Research Assistant: Design and operation of oxygen concentrators

Description: (for credit or work study, Up to two students): ChBE major interested in learning and contributing to topics related to design, operation of oxygen concentrators in an experimental setup.  The project will involve learning how to operate a cyclic pressure swing adsorption system using machine learning methods, conducting either experimental studies or simulation studies to optimize the performance and demonstrate high medical grade oxygen production in a test setup. Subject to Associate Chair approval.

To inquire: contact Professor Mayuresh Kothare

Research Assistant: DNA based computing experiments

Description: (for credit or work study, up to two students): Literature review and help in planning experiments on DNA based computing lab scale demonstration, building a drop manipulation device as a preliminary setup. Subject to Associate Chair approval.

To inquire: contact Professor Mayuresh Kothare

Teaching Assistant for CHE044 Fluid Mechanics

Description: General duties include but are not limited to assisting in labs, grading homework, coordinating homework grading with all graders, manage the grade sheet on course site, offer office hour every week. Subject to Associate Chair approval.

To inquire: contact Professor Manoj Chaudhury

Teaching Assistant for CHE085 Coffee and Cosmetics

Description: (for credit or work study) General duties include but are not limited to assisting in labs, grading homework, coordinating homework grading with all graders, manage the grade sheet on course site, offer office hour every week. Subject to Associate Chair approval.

To inquire: contact Professor James Gilchrist

Teaching Assistant for CHE210 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Description: General duties include but are not limited to assisting in labs, assisting Graduate TA with grading homework, coordinating homework grading with all graders, manage the grade sheet on course site, offer office hour every week, being available during recitations to respond to student questions. Subject to Associate Chair approval.

To inquire: contact Professor Elsa Reichmanis

Teaching Assistant for CHE211 Chemical Reactor Design

Description: General duties include but are not limited to assisting in labs, grading homework, coordinating homework grading with all graders, manage the grade sheet on course site, offer office hour every week. Subject to Associate Chair approval.

To inquire: contact Professor Joseph Menicucci

Teaching Assistant for CHE244 Separation Processes

Description: General duties include but are not limited to assisting in labs, grading homework, coordinating homework grading with all graders, manage the grade sheet on course site, offer office hour every week. Subject to Associate Chair approval.

To inquire: contact Professor Hugo Caram

Department Office Assistant for Marketing Materials

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Description: General duties include but are not limited to designing and editing marketing materials, photography, videography, social media outreach, event preparations. Photoshop, videography, and LinkedIn skills prefered. Subject to Department Chair approval.

To inquire: contact Dept. Coordinator, Jamie Lenhart