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Internship Opportunity at the National Energy Technology Laboratory

Monday, August 31, 2020

National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) – General Engineer


Morgantown, WV


Apply by 8/31/20


Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), this posting seeks a researcher to participate on a project that will focus on thermal management of hot gas path components for gas turbines. Specifically the project will investigate the effects of film cooling on turbine tip flows. The effects on heat transfer and aerodynamics will be studied, while attempting to characterize how vortices are formed at turbine tips. Gaining an understanding of how vortices are formed will provide a direct assessment of the cooling effectiveness, and allow for more informed usage of film cooling to guide the leakage vortex, tip secondary flows.


The successful candidate will have a strong background in these elements (but not necessarily all):


  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Thermal Fluid Sciences related to gas turbine performance
  • Analytics and Experimental Design


Program information: Detailed information about the program can be found at http://www.orau.gov/netl/. Please send a CV to Douglas.Straub@netl.doe.gov.


How to apply: Information in regard to the opportunity and a link to the application can be found at https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/NETL-2020-PIP-Straub-1.