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Development Intern - Materials Modeling

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Date: Jan 9, 2019

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

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):

As our intern, you will work in Corning Development performing groundbreaking work in Corning’s Glass Materials Modeling projects. You will have the opportunity to work on modeling capability development and improvement.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Build understanding of products and what material attributes are required
  • Build and validate associated modeling framework development
  • Attend associated major project meetings, and provide modeling updates, results, etc.
  • Provide modeling guidance and participate in critical experiments and characterization activities
  • Provide modeling related presentations in broader R, D & E communities
  • Documentation of contributions in invention disclosures, and internal/external reports


Travel requirements (please note if international): None


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: M-F 8 am – 5 pm


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration): Pursuing PhD in Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline


Required Skills:

  • Strong fundamental and deep understanding in computational materials science (molecular dynamics, density functional theory, Monte Carlo)
  • Experience with numerical simulation software for materials (e.g., LAMMPS, VASP)
  • Experience in programming language (python, FORTRAN, C, C++ etc.)


Desired Skills:

  • Deep knowledge in mathematics
  • Knowledge in glass/ceramics processing


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

  • Strong communication of technical results verbally and through written documentation
  • Technically curious and ambition to learn new things
  • Engages easily with technical specialists


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

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

Nearest Major Market: Corning