Army Research Laboratory Summer Intern 2021

ARL and Central Locations

  • ARL¬†Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD
  • Argonne National Laboratory, IL
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • University of Illinois Chicago, IL
  • Northwestern University, IL
  • University of Wisconsin Madison

Potential Research Topics

(Area 1: UAS Propulsion Energy Conversion)

  • Investigation of fuel chemistry for UAV applications
  • Energetically enhanced ignition of UAV propulsion systems
  • laser and optical diagnostics of UAV propulsion systems
  • numerical simulation of energetically enhanced UAV propulsion systems
  • numerical simulation of aerospace turbocharger physics

(Area 2: UAS Propulsion Materials)

  • Advanced Materials for Multi-Fuel Ignition system
  • Nano-material based ceramic material development
  • Geopolymer based ceramic material development

Eligibility: undergraduate or graduate student with U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
Expected pay level: $2000-2500/month. for the 3-month summer period, starting date flexible
Preferred background: majoring in mechanical, materials science, or chemical engineering with an intention to obtain a doctoral degree
Interested in: send your complete CV and interested topic(s) to
Expected timeline: Positions will be open until filled, but no later than March 1, 2021, provided the availability of funding. Earlier application will be screened with priority.