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Open Positions

Graduate Students (PhD level only)


MNFTL is seeking recent graduates with experimental or computational backgrounds in phase-change heat transfer and interfacial phenomena. A solid theoretical foundation and excellent communication skills are required to join our research on thermal management of electronics. Ongoing projects in our lab include heat spreading devices (Vapor Chambers and Heat Pipes) as well as phase-change cooling of multi-tier 3D chip assemblies. The individuals who will be recruited for this research will work in parallel with specialists in AI/ML. Our research team works closely with colleagues from industry as well as other US and foreign universities (material scientists, chemical engineers, electrical engineers).

The positions require an earned B.S. or M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from well recognized institutions nationally or internationally, as well as a GPA equivalent exceeding 3.5/4.0. Lower GPAs will be considered only if the candidate provides evidence that they graduated in the top 10% of their class. Women and individuals from under-represented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Chicago is a world-class metropolis with several top-tier educational institutions and 77 neighborhoods from all ethnicities from around the globe. Greek, Polish, Hispanic, Chinese, Irish, Italian, Lithuanian and African are just a smattering of cultures that can be found in America’s third-largest city. One has many choices to dine at Chicago’s 7300+ restaurants, visit museums to learn about diverse traditions and attend parades featuring various nationalities. The city truly is a melting pot of world cultures offering tremendous opportunities in one’s personal and professional life.

If interested, please contact: Prof. Constantine Megaridis,