Living The Dream – Phil Jasper

Phil Jasper
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Phil Jasper
March, 2016
Cedar Rapids, IA

From an early age, Phil Jasper was fascinated by the space program and anything related to space. That fascination led him to Iowa State where he earned two aerospace degrees (BS ‘90/Master’s ‘91). Starting at Rockwell Collins as an intern, Phil now serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and is a member of Iowa State’s College of Engineering Industrial Advisory Council. He oversees Rockwell Collins’ worldwide defense business, which provides a range of solutions to military and defense agencies globally, including avionics, simulation and training, and integrated communication and navigation systems for protection and national security. “It’s truly rewarding knowing the work we do here is more than just technology. It makes a difference by keeping our world safe, connected and informed.”

Post-Doctoral Position

Post-Doctoral Position in Experimental Phase Transitions and Plasticity Under High Pressure

Post-doctoral position at Iowa State University is available starting Summer/Fall 2019 to perform experimental research on coupled plastic flow, phase transformations, and other structural changes under high pressure and torsion of a sample in rotational diamond anvil cell. Experience with in situ high pressure experimentation and/or x-ray characterization of stresses and structural changes in materials at the micron scale is desired. Close collaboration with theoretical / computational collaborators and with Ames Laboratory of DoE is expected. Please email your application to Prof. Valery Levitas

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