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U.S. Air Force Seeks Origami Nerds

12 September 2012

Image from U.S. Air Force

Hi folding friends. I’m back and my routine is starting to normalize again. You should start seeing regular posts again soon.

In the meantime, I received the following interesting message:

Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Origami Design Engineering
Air Force Research Laboratory
Wright-Patterson AFB, OHIO

AFRL invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position.
A Ph.D. in Mathematics, Computer science, Aerospace engineering,
Mechanical Engineering or related area is required. Appointments are for
two year and can extend for a total of up to three years. This position is
for US citizens or US permanent residents only.

The position supports work in our laboratory for the new initiative of
origami structure and mechanism design research. We are looking for an
engineer, a mathematician, or a computer scientist with origami design
experience or, at least, with enough mathematical background to understand
and to apply complex origami mathematics to the design. The successful
candidate will collaborate with researchers at AFRL to develop a design
framework while satisfying requirements such as is necessary and a
synthesis method based on origami mathematics. The investigation of the
global structural effect of local pattern folding would be also a great
interest to have a systems level understanding in the selection of the
best folding pattern. Experience on FEM, topology optimization, and/or
compliant mechanism is plus.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants
should send cover letter, vitae, including a list of publications and
presentations, and a summary of research accomplishments and interests to
Dr. James Joo, AFRL/RQSE (Email: james.joo@wpafb.af.mil Phone:
937-904-8060).

 

I wasn’t able to find a link on the Air Force website about this position, but you can visit the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base site here.

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