MIT Lincoln Laboratory Group 81-Summer Research Program Intern in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Chemical, Microsystem, and Nanoscale Technologies Group combines chemistry, optics, photonics, microfluidics, and nanofabrication disciplines, enabling the development of new technologies in the areas of chemical-biological defense, diagnostic and forensic analysis, and sensors and signal processors. The work includes the design, development, and testing of chemical sensors for trace explosive and toxic chemical detection (both point and standoff); multifunctional microsystems combining sensing, actuation, and energy sources; and the design, fabrication, and demonstration of metamaterials, plasmonic and nanophotonic devices, and microfluidic components.

Job Description

The group seeks a summer intern to work on the development of a new solid state lithium-ion battery technology in collaboration with several research staff members. Tasks will include battery assembly and testing, electrochemical testing of half-cell components, and ex-situ material characterization.

A successful candidate will be in his or her sophomore year or higher, pursuing an undergraduate degree in physics, mechanical engineering, material science, chemical engineering, or electrical engineering. Familiarity with electrical device testing, especially electrochemical measurement methods, familiarity with battery testing equipment (glovebox, half-cell apparatus, electrical testing equipment, lithium handling), experience with thin film metrology equipment (SEM, AFM, optical microscope), or understanding of thin film mechanics would be desired.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. Citizenship is required.