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Class II - Student Equipment Design & Testing Assistant - 201
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Job ID 8846
Employer Enrichment Programs
Category Research
Job Type Storrs Campus
Job Description

Faculty Name: Ali Bazzi


Faculty Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering


Brief Position Description: This project is to design and test a multi-level inverter, with special focus on high power testing (>1kW), PCB design, and fault analysis. The student will support a PhD student’s research project with power electronics and embedded system design and testing tasks.


Job Description:


A student in this position will assist faculty in research efforts related to technology/equipment design and function. Research activities may include:


  • Assemble equipment and/or utilize related technology
  • Test equipment and experimental electronic boards, and resolve basic problems within guidelines
  • Test and/or implement computer program modules
  • Take accurate measurements
  • Code/plot and analyze data
  • Use data to improve equipment design
  • Read and summarize related literature
  • Attend training sessions and staff meetings
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as directed
  • Design PCB layouts, and assemble these PCBs after manufacturing
Job Requirements

Students MUST:

  • Be an undergraduate student with a Federal work-study award
  • Be able to operate lab equipment
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Submit a short report detailing research progress during each semester of participation
  • Attend two professional development events per semester (e.g., CCD workshop, department
  • colloquium speaker, dissertation defense) and submit a brief reflection report for each
  • Present poster about the research experience at a Frontiers in Undergraduate Research
  • exhibition or complete a short reflection paper at the conclusion of the academic year
  • Be available for at least 5 hours per week
  • Perform necessary electrical and lab safety training through EHS before starting on the project

Preferred qualifications:

  • Background in power electronics and circuit design


Hourly Rate $10.50/hour
Funding Source Storrs Work-Study
Time Frame Academic Year
Primary Contact Jodi Eskin
Primary Contact's Email
Work Location
Phone Number 860-486-7939
Fax Number 860-486-0222