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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Functional Polymers and Composites for Advanced Materials

Location

US Air Force Academy, Chemistry Research Center

RO# Location
13.04.03.B7788 US Air Force Academy, CO 808406200

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Iacono, Scott T scott.iacono@usafa.edu 719.333.6005

Description

Our research team in the Chemistry Research Center at the US Air Force Academy focuses on preparing functionalized polymer and hybrid polymer composites directed towards developing next-generation, high-performance materials to meet operational AF and mission partner needs Ongoing projects include, but are not limited to processable, partially fluorinated poly(aryl ether)s and poly(arylene)s, fluorosiloxane hybrid composites, heat transfer fluids, chemical/biological detection, and flexile organic electronics. Projects encompass organic/polymer synthesis, processing, and characterization. Our continued multi-invested collaborations include industry partners, Department of Energy, Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, and many technical directorates within AFRL. Laboratory research facilities in the Department of Chemistry include a host of modern advanced materials processing and characterization in addition to the standard suite of small molecule synthesis and characterization. Candidates with strong organic methodology and polymer chemistry backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

Selected References

"First Preparation of Low Band Gap Fulvene Modified Polynorbornene via Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization" Chemical Communications 52: 5242, 2016

"Activating Aluminum Reactivity for Improved Energetic Composite Combustion" ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 7: 18742, 2015

"Di(cyanate Ester) Networks Containing Perfluorocyclobutane with Extremely Low Water Uptake" Macro Letters 3: 105, 2014

 

Keywords:
Polymers; Fluoropolymers; Synthesis; Organic; Materials; Siloxanes; Organic Clectronics; Composites; Conjugated Polymers; Elastomers

Eligibility

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