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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Mixed ionic and electronic conductivity metal oxides for aerospace applications.

Location

Aerospace Systems Directorate, RQ/Aero Propulsion Systems

RO# Location
13.30.02.B6421 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337542

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Reitz, Thomas L. thomas.reitz@us.af.mil 937.255.4506

Description

Air Force vehicles are pushing the envelope in terms of speed and operational regime. To continue this progression, advancements in material design, synthesis, processing, and application are required. In particular, mixed oxide materials, which can be selectively tuned to control ionic and/or electronic conductivity, offer promise as temperature-tolerant catalysts, thermal barrier materials, high-temperature thermoelectrics, and other applications. The objective of this research is to explore the design, development, and application of doped metal oxides for use in high-temperature power generation and thermal management applications. Current projects include development of conformal thermoelectrics and endothermic jet-fuel decomposition catalysts, though other opportunities may be considered based on candidate experience.

 

Keywords:
Mixed ionic and electronic conductors; Catalysis; Ceramic films; Thermoelectrics; Thick film ceramics;

Eligibility

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