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Co-op Program

2016 Fall semester and 2017 Summer break

[ About the Program | Project List | To Apply ]


Cornell University’s Engineering Cooperative Education program is founded in the College of Engineering’s vision to “prepare our undergraduate students for lifelong creation of knowledge and solutions to complex real-world problems.” Cornell University’s Engineering Co-op program provides an educational opportunity that integrates a student's academic and career interests with paid, productive work experience at cooperating organizations throughout the world. During this experience, students convert theory into practice as they apply classroom knowledge to practical work situations, as well as gain knowledge and skills, which will enhance future coursework. In addition, the program offers students the opportunity to clarify their academic focus and test their career interests and goals.

LIST OF PROJECTS in 2016 fall and 2017 Summer break.

Project 1: Plasma cleaning of a SRF cavity (Work with Mingqi Ge)

Student will develop or continue to develop the plasma cleaning system. The work will involve the development and commissioning of microwave system, vacuum system, magnets, etc. It requires the related knowledge as well as mechanical design, machining.

Project 2: Programming for SRF cavity R&D with Matlab, Labview

MATLAB and LabVIEW programs are performing the important role in our SRF cavity R&D for monitoring and taking data during the process and the RF testing, and also for analyzing those data. Programs need to be added new function and to be improved to more efficiently along with the requirements on research. In this project, we expect to have student who is capable of programming MATLAB or LabVIEW. We plan to update or improve the programs we have and daily use for SRF cavity processing and testing.

LIST OF PROJECTS in 2015 fall and 2016 Summer break.

Project 1: Design, construction, and fabrication of a reaction chamber to coat superconducting films

Modern particle accelerators use superconducting cavities to accelerate the beam. Cornell University plays a word-leading role in these efforts since more than 30 years. The group currently is exploring the potential of applying a new technological step by coating cavities with a superconducting film other than Niobium. In this framework we are seeking an outstanding student to design, construct, and supervise the fabrication of a reaction chamber to coat Niobium nitride onto a Niobium cavity. The chamber will become part of an existing vacuum furnace and will allow firing of Niobium at 1500 C in a nitrogen atmosphere with pressures of up to 1 mTorr.