The candidate should be pursuing a degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, or related field.
Giner has a diverse array of ongoing projects and successful candidates would be matched to a project relevant to their skill sets and interests. The interns or co-ops would work under a mentor in one of our technology sectors:
Aerospace and Defense: Candidates would find themselves working on contracts with one of our clients in this domain (e.g. NASA). Candidates would be involved in building and testing fuel cell or electrolyzer units. Building these systems requires many roles including fabricating and characterizing membrane electrode assemblies (MEA’s), designing and building stacks, and characterizing stacks using systems engineering software (e.g. LabVIEW).
Batteries: Candidates would be working on developing and testing novel battery technologies. This would entail working on constructing and characterizing novel materials designs for the cathode, anode, or separator of these systems. Candidates could also be working on developing test stations to test battery performance (e.g. cycling) and integrating into novel circuit designs.
Energy and Environment: Candidates would aid in synthesizing and characterizing novel materials for energy applications. This could include designing and testing novel electrochemical catalysts, ionomers, inks, etc. that would be used to improve energy conversion or storage devices. This could also include working on developing materials used for carbon capture and other means to improve environmental conditions.
Biomedical Devices: Candidates would work on developing and testing biomedical devices. This could include working on designing and testing electrolysis cells for use in oxygenation, disinfection, or other up and coming areas. It could also mean working on one of our many sensor programs where we are interested in developing novel diagnostic technologies for point of care testing or wearable continuous measurement. These programs utilize a variety of techniques including molecular diagnostics, electrochemical sensors, and biosensors.