ou will join a five person (and growing) engineering team to simultaneously bring the LightCell from the lab bench to production and optimize performance.
Your primary responsibility will be determining how the heat of combustion flows through the system and optimizing that energy flow for maximum electrical power output and efficiency. To accomplish this, you will need to develop and refine instrumentation, including spectrometers and calorimeters. You will also need to develop and refine both full system lumped element models and one-off models to calculate (for example) PV interconnection losses due to nonuniform illumination.
You will collaborate with the CTO in identifying bottlenecks in performance, developing technical roadmaps, and identifying opportunities and preparing proposals.
Qualifications and skills
- PhD in engineering or physical science is required. A relevant thesis or 3-5 years of academic or relevant industry experience is required.
- Experience understanding and developing models of complex physical systems.
- Strong programming experience for both modeling and data acquisition and manipulation is required, preferably in Python with Numpy/Scipy and Pandas. Familiarity with Linux is a plus.
- Deep expertise in one of the following and a working knowledge and/or interest in learning the others is required:
- Thermal radiation, ray tracing, optical cavities, etc.
- Photonic crystals/metamaterials
- Experience developing optical, electrical, or thermal instrumentation is required.