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Opportunity at U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC)

Novel Material Design for the Mitigation of Chemical Threats and Protection of the Warfighter


Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Chemistry & Chemical Technology

RO# Location
11.01.01.B8244 Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 210105423


Name E-mail Phone
DeCoste, Jared Bernard 410.417.2815


In our laboratory we have many opportunities in the areas of novel materials development and engineering, namely in the areas of metal-organic framework (MOFs) and metal-oxide development, and modification for the sorption and/or reactive removal of chemical hazards, such as toxic industrial chemicals (TICs), chemical warfare agents (CWAs), and CWA simulants. Our interests are in the fundamental properties of these materials, such as their stability and the ability to engineer these materials into more usable forms, such as the development of particles or polymer matrices. Other projects in the areas of porous materials may include the sorption of permanent gases (such as CO2 and O2), the sensing of chemical threats, novel synthesis methods, and techniques for the enhancement of chemical stability.



DeCoste JB, et al: Removal of chlorine gas by an amine functionalized metal-organic framework via electrophilic aromatic substitution. Chemical Communications 51: 12474-12477, 2015

Mondloch JM, et al: Decomposing chemical warfare agents using metal-organic frameworks. Nature Materials 14: 512-516, 2015

DeCoste JB, et al: Metal-organic frameworks for oxygen storage. Angewandte Chemie 53: 14092-14095, 2014


Metal-organic frameworks; Adsorption; Toxic chemicals; Engineered materials; Metal-oxides;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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