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Graduate Assistantships in the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

The School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Oklahoma State University has current openings for MS and PhD graduate students to work on a newly funded grant project titled, “Large-Volume Stimulation of Rock for Greatly Enhanced Fluids Recovery Using Targeted Seismic-Assisted Hydraulic Fracturing.” This project will develop and demonstrate a new technology for large-volume and targeted comminution of rock in low permeability formations to enhance recovery from unconventional oil and gas (UOG) resources. The project combines an integrated experimental and computation approach to develop and demonstrate a modular technology that can be easily implement in the field to augment current practices. The effort integrates fundamental scientific understanding of dynamic material response under constraint, damage-induced permeability and porosity enhancements at multiple length scales, along with models of comminution. The results will be validated through small-scale experiments and then implemented in a lab-scale field test to demonstrate the developed technology.

Interested candidates should contact Drs. Raman Singh ( or Pankaj Sarin ( for further information. The positions are open to students enrolled in the MS/PhD graduate program in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at OSU. For information on instructions to apply to the graduate program in MSE please click here.

Preferred Qualifications:  BS/MS in material science, mechanical engineering, or related field. The candidate selected for this position must demonstrate a strong commitment and potential to excel at research. Excellent communication and organizational skills and a high level of personal motivation are required.

Location:  241 Helmerich Research Center, Oklahoma State University, 526 N. Elgin Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106.

Last Updated: September 18, 2019


Graduate Research Assistant

We are actively seeking to recruit excellent students in our graduate program in Materials Science and Engineering. Financial support is available for both domestic as well as international PhD and/or MS candidates depending on funding of ongoing research projects. Please contact for information.


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