Research Opportunities

ATACAMA, Inc. - Postdoc Researcher

SBIR Award Title

SBIR Phase II: Second Skin: 3D Microfluidics-Enabled Technology for Perspiration Management

SBIR Award Abstract

The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is in increasing the comfort of people, such as athletes during their high intensity workouts and competitions, warehouse workers who require protective clothing in hot and humid environments, and safety (e.g. firemen and first responders) and military personnel who must endure extreme working conditions. Our revolutionary moisture management technology utilizes a novel 3D microfluidic transport principle to move swe... more

Research Opportunity

Postdoc Researcher
1
Yes

Address

2056 Lyndell Terrace Suite 230
Davis
CA
956166210

Officer

Siyuan Xing
alex@atacamadry.com
4153126675

Principal Investigator

Siyuan Xing
alex@atacamadry.com
4153126675

Description

In this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project, ATACAMA is focused on improving the lives of people, such as athletes during their high intensity workouts and competitions, warehouse workers who require protective clothing in hot and humid environments, and safety (e.g. firemen and first responders) and military personnel who must endure extreme working conditions. ATACAMA’s revolutionary moisture management technology utilizes a novel 3D microfluidic transport principle to move sweat from the skin to the outside of clothing, where it can drip away or be controlled. Compared with conventional moisture wicking products which are based on capillary absorption, ATACAMA’s technology allows fabric and apparel products to remain lightweight, always dry, highly breathable and never-saturated. ATACAMA’s technology is designed to provide the wearer an improved regulation of body temperature and comfort level during high intensity activities, contributing to both performance and safety.

Desired Knowledge

Summary:
ATACAMA, INC is focused on developing the next-generation moisture-management products using innovative ideas and cutting-edge technologies. We want to revolutionize the old ideas and standards people have been using in the textile industry for decades and lead the development of new concepts, materials and devices to improve the life of people.
www.atacamadry.com

Who will be a good candidate:
- We are looking for an experienced scientist/engineer who has extensive R&D research experience in micro structures/devices for fluidic transport, including design, fabrication and testing.

Responsibility:
- design novel microfluidic devices using fiber, fabric and textile manufacturing methods
- construct, characterize and test prototypes
- utilize novel materials and fabrication methods to explore alternative or improved performance of the current technology

Requirements:
-Ph.D. in material science/engineering, mechanical engineering, textile engineering, applied science and related fields
-5+ years R&D experience in microfluidic device, low-cost micro devices for fluidic control, moisture management materials, etc
-Self-driven, good hands-on skills
-Have a deep understanding of microsciense, interfacial phenomena/science and its applications; familiar with fundamental principles of microfluidic transport
-Good at article and patent reading/writing
-Good communication and presentation skills, feel comfortable to work in a team

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