The Department of Mechanical Engineering is dedicated to delivering up-to-date, high-quality courses across a broad range of the discipline to meet the needs of both part-time and full-time graduate students.
These courses are concentrated in five technical areas: (1) design and analysis of thermofluid systems; (2) analysis and control of dynamic systems; (3) robotics and mechatronic systems; (4) mechanical design; and (5) materials engineering. Educational efforts are channeled to expand the skills of prospective and practicing engineers not only in understanding fundamentals, but also in developing competence in analyzing engineering systems. The department offers graduate degrees at the master's, engineer's, and doctorate levels, as well as certificates.
Measurements with Optically Levitated Microspheres
Monday 4:00-5:00, Daly 206
Alex Rider, SLAC
Abstract: I discuss the development of optically levitated microspheres as a tool for precision measurements and tests of fundamental physics. Micron-scale dielectric spheres are trapped by the radiation pressure at the focus of a Gaussian laser beam, where the optical suspension enables thermal, electrical, and mechanical isolation from the surrounding environment at high vacuum. Forces and torques can be measured from changes in the angle and polarization of light both transmitted through and reflected by the trapped particle. Additionally, the charge of the particle can be controlled with single electron precision. We have used these methods for the following three purposes: to search for fractionally charged particles and dark energy, to develop measurement techniques for surface potentials, and to construct an electrically driven micro-gyroscope.
Graduate Teaching Assistant 2019-2020
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Santa Clara University is seeking Teaching Assistants for the 2019-2020 Academic Year to assist with the teaching of undergraduate labs & courses. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing & running labs, holding office hours and review sessions, grading lab reports and homework, and performing other duties as assigned by the instructor.
Preferred candidates will have a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering by Fall 2019 with an excellent academic record. Candidates with strong hands-on skills and experimental experience are particularly desired. TA's are also expected to have strong communication skills, to be responsive to e-mails, and to be prompt in meeting deadlines with regard to their duties.
Each full-time TA will receive tuition & fees up to 8 units per quarter and a stipend for 19 hrs/wk for duties during the quarter, to include time during the week prior to the start of classes as well as during finals week. The stipend amount for the 2019-2020 academic year has not yet been established, but it is expected to be similar to the 2018-2019 stipend amount, which is $4,000/qtr. Appointments are made on an academic quarter-by-quarter basis and may not continue automatically for subsequent quarters and/or the following academic year. In general, TAs are expected to be available during the week prior to the start of each quarter as well as during finals week in order to support course/lab setup/breakdown activities, etc.; furthermore, a required TA orientation/training session is typically held during the week prior to the start of classes in the Fall quarter.
Interested candidates should submit their application HERE by 5:00 pm on May 10, 2019.
Carnegie Science - Mechanical & Lead Engineer on LVM for the SDSS-V at Carnegie Observatories
The Carnegie Observatories, a department of the Carnegie Institution for Science (CIS) is a non-profit, world-class astronomical institution, with its office located in Pasadena, California, is currently seeking an experienced Opto-Mechanical Lead Engineer. This is a two year full time position with the opportunity for an extension based on funding availability and favorable performance evaluation. The Observatories operates and builds instruments for 1.0 meter, 2.5 meter, and twin 6.5-meter optical telescopes at its Las Campanas Observatory (LCO) located in Chile.
The Opto-Mechanical Engineer will work with Carnegie astronomer instrumentalists and engineers to design, build, and commission the Local Volume Mapper Spectrograph for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-V at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile and Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico. The Project consists of a number of Project Groups with responsibility for developing instrumentation and software, planning and conducting the surveys, and site operations. The teams are located at various member institutions and The Observatories. The SDSS-V project is described in http://www.sdss.org/future/ which provides details of the science, instrumentation, organization, and program plan. The Lead Engineer will be based at the Observatories in Pasadena, California but work with a team distributed throughout the world.
- BS in Engineering or equivalent and at least 2 years of post-degree engineering experience
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Good computer skills
- Willingness and ability to travel both internationally and domestically.
- Be a technical leader of a multidisciplinary engineering team
- Communicate clearly with a distributed team and write formal design review documentation
- Work with formal systems engineering to develop requirements, perform error budget development and flow down, and risk assessment
- Be a technical expert in mechanical (especially optomechanical) engineering and be able to design instrumentation for manufacturing.
Carnegie offers a competitive compensation package including medical and retirement benefits. The salary will depend on the experience of the applicant.
Carnegie is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Complete job description is contained in this advertisement – no phone calls please.
Only electronic applications submitted through the Carnegie website will be considered
Applicants are encouraged to apply by April 15, 2019 when application review will begin. However, the position will remain open until filled.
Only select candidates who meet our requirements will be contacted. Click HERE to apply.
Stryker - Sports Medicine Internship
Who we want:
Challengers: People who seek out the hard projects and work to find just the right solutions.
Teammates: Partners who listen to ideas, share thoughts and work together to move the business forward.
Charismatic networkers: Relationship-savvy people who intentionally make connections with both internal partners and external contacts.
Strategic thinkers: Interns who propose innovative ideas and consistently exceed their performance objectives.
Customer-oriented achievers: Individuals with an unparalleled work ethic and customer-focused attitude who bring value to their partnerships.
Game changers: Persistent interns who will stop at nothing to live out Stryker’s mission to make healthcare better.
What You Get Out of the Internship:
Stryker, a global leader in medical technology takes great pride in their people, and that’s why we’re looking to expand our talent. As a result, we are looking for the best and brightest students to strengthen our team and drive our business going forward. Stryker Engineering interns will get to:
- Impact the development and manufacturing of cutting-edge products
- Gain experience within a fast paced and growing industry
- Apply classroom knowledge in a real world innovative setting
- Implement new ideas, be constantly challenged, and develop your skills
As an Engineer intern at Stryker, you will be placed in the following team:
New Product Development Engineering (R&D)
R&D Interns in Product Engineering work with cross-functional teams to identify the greatest needs for improvements on current products. They research new technologies, customer feedback, and product performance data to make our products better for Stryker and for our customers. Product Engineering interns work with a variety of tools, including CAD, FEA, rapid prototyping, Test Labs, and root cause analysis methods. Our interns utilize their technical education to improve the safety and efficacy of our existing products.
(Majors: Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanical Engineering)
Location: San Jose, CA (Stryker Endoscopy building)
What You Need
- Currently working on completion of Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in related field or equivalent
- Cumulative 3.0 GPA or above
- Must be permanent resident of the U.S. or U.S. citizen
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow
- Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
- Ability to exercise independent judgment
- Proficient on basic computer programs: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint
- Proven leadership and business acumen skills
- Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
- Strong interpersonal skills
Work from home: No
Travel Percentage: None
Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.
Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information
Please submit your application to:
Edson F. Lopes, Principal Engineer – Sports Medicine Stryker email@example.com Ph:408/754-2749
Summer Internships/Student Employee at Epri, Palo Alto, CA
Click HERE to go to Epri's career site
- Formal and quantitative techniques
- Static code analysis
- Model testing
- Statistics-based testing
- Search and optimization techniques
- Novel safety and assurance techniques
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Intuitive is looking for two Mechanical Engineers with experience – a preference of experience in manufacturing or new product transfer (NPI). Additionally, we have an opening for a Senior Manufacturing engineer to work swing shift (late afternoon to midnight).
If interested, please contact Greg Richmond firstname.lastname@example.org 408.914.1858