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Roux Summer Research Internship - Recycling of Aerospace Metals

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

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Portland, ME, USA
Posted on Monday, December 25, 2023

About the Opportunity

Summer Research Internships at The Roux Institute

The Roux Institute Summer Research Internship Program is a 10-week full-time internship for graduate and undergraduate learners on-site at the Roux Institute campus of Northeastern University in Portland, ME.


  • Stipend: $5,000 for Undergraduate Research Interns $7,500 for Masters & PhD Research Interns.
  • Gain interdisciplinary research experience and mentoring from Roux Institute Researchers.
  • Access professional development seminars on topics including networking, communication, entrepreneurial thinking, and more.
  • Network with other Roux Institute researchers and partner organizations
  • Explore the Greater Portland area and build community with other researchers in your cohort and entrepreneurs from our Founder Residency programs.

Program Dates

INTERNSHIP DURATION: June 3 – August 16, 2024

APPLICATIONS OPEN: December 15, 2024


About The Roux Institute

The Roux Institute is designed as an engine of innovation, talent-building, and economic growth for Portland, Maine, and northern New England. We are nurturing an environment for high-impact research and innovation in computer and data science, digital engineering, the advanced life sciences and medicine, and other tech fields. Partnership is what sets our education and research model apart. With leading companies at the table from day one, we are creating an agile workforce prepared to thrive in a competitive landscape powered by artificial intelligence as a force for good, and an environment for innovation in the life sciences and other high- growth sectors. Together, we envision an innovation corridor that in the coming years will stretch from Boston to Portland and beyond.

Research Internship - Recycling of Aerospace Metals

The Engineering department at the Roux Institute is seeking a research intern to help with an experimental investigation into the recycling of metal machine shop wastes to feedstock powders used in metal 3D printing. This NASA-funded project is performed in collaboration with small payload launch provider bluShift Aerospace, who will use these powders to 3D print components of their rockets. We'll utilize a novel milling strategy to breakdown bluShift's metal scraps to usable powders, and then characterize their composition, size, shape and vet their 3D printability. The research intern will gain insights into sustainable manufacturing, 3D printing, aerospace engineering, and experimental research investigations.


  • Assist in the experimental investigation of recycling metal machine shop wastes for feedstock powder production
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the novel milling strategy
  • Demonstrate 3D printability of milled powder feedstocks using cold spray additive manufacturing
  • Conduct characterization analysis of the produced powders, including composition, size, and shape
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to ensure the successful implementation of the project
  • Contribute to the dissemination and communication of research findings to varied audiences
  • Travel to adjacent Roux facilities in nearby Scarborough, ME is required, and options for carpooling are available.
  • Occasional daytrips to Northeastern’s laboratory facilities on the Burlington, MA campus


  • No particular degree experience is required
  • Experience working in a laboratory setting
  • Demonstrated interest in either sustainable manufacturing, mechanical or materials engineering, 3D printing or related.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a multidisciplinary team

Application Materials

  • A resume and cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the position.
  • Please provide the names of at least two mentors/supervisors or senior colleagues who will be able to provide (upon request) letters of recommendation.

Position Type


Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

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