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Research Scientist - Glass Melting & Forming Modeling

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Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49819


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.


Scope of Position (i.e. projects involved with and role within group): Responsible for creating and using mathematical models applying first principles understanding to develop glass melting and forming processes, new melting and forming systems and platform designs, and process troubleshooting and analysis to produce step-change improvements in product quality and manufacturing performance and developing new products.


Duties include: modeling and simulating glass melting and forming processes, leading process technology development in a manufacturing environment and delivering new technology to the engineering organization, acting as a glass process expert to bridge the gap between process experimentation and fundamental scientific principles; performing numerical simulations using in-house coding and Finite Element Analysis software, simplifying, and improving our mathematical modeling tools to result in widespread usage, using graphical user interface macros and programming routines to increase the relevancy of data; validating mathematical modeling results with design of experiments in pilot runs and manufacturing processes; and documenting results in technical reports and invention disclosures.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Performing numerical simulations using in-house coding and Finite Element Analysis software for designing new manufacturing processes and equipment, or for trouble-shooting existing process upsets.

• Develop new models or help other engineers develop models if the existing models are insufficient.

• Apply physical principles to explain data and identify gaps for improving quality or reducing cost. Generate hypothesis to explain the existing gaps in knowledge. Use models or physical tests to confirm or deny hypothesis

• Collaborate with subject matter experts, division engineers and scientists to facilitate and collect data from plants to develop, calibrate and validate math models


Travel Requirements (please note if international): Requires up to 10% domestic and international travel (Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, China).

Hours of work/work schedule/flextime: 40 hours a week full time position. Flextime allowed considering meetings in Asia and Europe


Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess)

1. Strong analytical skills for problem solving

2. Familiar with computational techniques, used in computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer applications and/or finite element analysis.

3. Familiar with problems related to stress, deformation related to flow-structure coupling

4. Having a background in tackling complicated problems, defining the underlying physics using fundamental principles and simplifying the problem as much as needed, identifying solution paths, developing solution techniques, and delivering following timeliness


Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess)

1. Familiarity with commercial software such as Comsol, ANSYS (structural), Abaqus, Fluent, Star CCM, Matlab

2. Familiarity with heat transfer problems that are radiation dominated

3. Familiarity with problems that have free surfaces which can undergo large deformations

4. Familiarity with viscoelastic phenomena, model that have viscoelasticity

5. Confidence in dissecting numerical codes, developing scripts and contributing to in-house code development

6. Confidence in large data management to applying in-depth data analysis and statistical tools to the design of experiments and the interpretation of result, and defect identification and categorization


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration)

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computational Science, or Physics OR Masters in above with 3-5 years of experience


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

1. Effective oral and written skills to express ideas in work-place in presentations. Comfortable with summarizing and documenting results

2. Comfortable with teamwork environment, excellent collaborator, active listener, open to idea exchange

3. Adaptable to working on problems of different nature through showing curiosity, open-mindedness, calmness, and self-motivation

4. Strong work ethic with integrity, responsibility, discipline, dependability, commitment, professionalism, and time-management


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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