Graduate research positions are available for those interested in applying control theory to improving materials processing. The Advanced Materials Process Control laboratory has a number of ongoing funded projects including:

* Development of advanced control strategies for bulk crystal growth
* Real-time control of chemical-vapor-deposition
* Control of plasma deposition
* Control of e-beam deposited optical coatings

Research work includes development and implementation of appropriate control strategies, modeling of process physics to develop insight into design of control structure and operating regime selection, and experimental verification of proposed strategies. All projects have industrial sponsors. Candidates should have a strong background and interests in several of the following areas: modeling of thermal-fluid systems, control theory and implementation, sensor development, and materials.

Contact Professor Michael Gevelber for more information (, phone: 617-353-9693, fax: 617-353-5548).