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GE Aerospace Research - Material Mechanics and Durability Fellow Internship

At Aviation Research we play a vital role in supporting the industry through a historic recovery while shaping the future of flight. We invent the future of flight, lift people up and bring them home safely. Our commitment to lead the industry, to keep safe the flying public and the armed forces, and to lift up one another and our communities, remains our north star. Our purpose is what ties us to one another and gives meaning to our work.


The Fellow Intern roles in the Material Mechanics and Durability organization are designed to support development of the novel test methods and life prediction methods for advanced material systems. Interns will participate in developing predictive methods for fatigue, creep, fracture, coating spallation, oxidation and corrosion of materials. Interns will also support critical field issues through analysis and testing.


Responsibilities Include:

Collaborating with Aviation Research colleagues to identify and resolve technical challenges for high temperature testing of materials and constitutive modeling

Collaborating with Aviation design communities in the development of component models, stress analysis and lifing methods for Ceramic Matrix Composites, barrier coatings and superalloys.

Delivering effective presentations, reports and publications to engineering staff, GE Aerospace and external agencies.


Required Qualifications

Current enrollment in a full-time PhD degree program in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline at an accredited university

Permanent legal authorization to work in the US is required. 

Minimum GPA 3.0 / 4.0 scale

Desired Qualifications

In-depth knowledge of mechanical design and analysis methods.

Experience in experimental test techniques (Nickel based superalloys and CMC materials). Domain knowledge in gas turbine design and gas turbine lifing technologies. Experience with ANSYS APDL and CAD/Meshing packages (UniGraphics, Pro-Engineer, Hypermesh etc.).

Familiarity with high temperature experimental techniques, data acquisition systems, digital image correlation, acoustic emission technique, Infrared camera thermal measurements etc.

Strong analytical skills.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Key Benefits

GE provides travel reimbursement and housing stipend for qualified interns