R&D Engineer

Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Lancaster , PA 17622

Posted 3 weeks ago

R&D Engineer

Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT, www.1-ACT.com) is actively seeking qualified Research & Development (R&D) Engineers at various experience and education (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.) levels to support the growth of our vibrant research and development programs. ACT's R&D group develops state-of-the-art technologies and works to transition them to products for space, defense, and energy-related applications. Our new technology commercialization success won us an exclusive Tibbets award, given by the U.S. Small Business Administration to small companies that have used new technologies to make a commercial impact. Some of our technologies and their applications include:

  • Space Exploration

  • Variable View Factor Radiators and Vapor Venting Devices for Spacecraft Thermal Control

  • Thermo-radiative Cells for Thermal to Electric Power Conversion in Deep Space

  • High-Temperature Alkali Metal Heat Pipes

  • Vortex Phase Separators and Heat Exchangers for Zero-g and Variable Orientation Fluid Management

  • Energy-Water Nexus

  • Dropwise Condensation and Phase Change Materials for Power Plant Dry Cooling

  • Nanofluid Solar Receivers and Nucleating Agents for Desalination Applications

  • Electronics Cooling

  • High Heat Flux Electronic Cooling Using Heat Pipes, Vapor Chambers, and Pumped Two-Phase Systems

  • Thermo-electric Heat Exchangers

  • Advanced Modeling

  • Multi-scale and Advanced Modeling Techniques for Predicting Corrosion, Crack Fatigue, and Material Performance Under Harsh Conditions

  • Die Level Electrical and Thermal Modeling of Semiconductor Devices During Pulsed Operation

  • Predicting Structural and Chemically Reactivity of Ablation Materials During Re-entry

  • Reacting Flow

  • Non-catalytic fuel reforming, super-adiabatic combustion, ultra-lean combustion

  • Advanced incinerator, burner, and combustor

  • Non-thermal plasma synthesis, plasma assisted engine ignition

  • Nanoparticle enhanced liquid fuel, solid fuel, and propellent

R&D engineers at ACT have the flexibility to define new programs that strengthen our company's core competency in thermal management and/or expand our company's technology portfolio in diverse areas. Candidates with strong communication skills, high ambition, and a creative and innovative spirit are encouraged to apply. ACT also offers an attractive and competitive compensation/benefits package, along with a highly stimulating work environment.

What do R&D Engineers do at ACT?

An ACT R&D engineer typically works on multiple exciting projects at any given time and is responsible for all aspects of the projects from start to finish. This cumulative experience provides our R&D engineers with substantial opportunities for skill and career growth. Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and patenting new technical concepts to address research problems.

  • Writing and research proposals in response to competitive government funding opportunities.

  • Developing analytical and numerical models to support prototype design and test data analysis.

  • Drafting CAD models and drawings to support prototype and experiment fabrication.

  • Working with technicians to fabricate and test hardware.

  • Communicating with customers through presentations, written reports, teleconferences, etc.

  • Authoring research papers and presenting newly developed technologies and techniques at technical conferences.

  • Managing projects: responsible for schedule and project financial performance.

  • Interacting with product development and marketing teams to transition new technologies to production.

Minimum Requirements

(1) U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is preferred due to ITAR requirements

(2) B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. degree in Engineering or Science

(3) Strong track record of academic success or success in an R&D environment.

ACT is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other trait protected by law.

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