Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Synthesis of Ionic Liquids for High-Thrust Electric Propulsion
Aerospace Systems Directorate, RQ/Rocket Propulsion Division
||Edwards Air Force Base, CA 93524
|Ghiassi, Kamran Blake
This research project focuses on the synthesis of ionic liquids for high-thrust electric propulsion (EP). While the majority of propellant research emphasizes improving performance and efficiency (Isp), little work is geared towards studying ionic liquids to benefit thrust (F) in the EP regime. The proposed research will involve the synthesis of new ionic liquid compounds in order to explore their suitability for EP. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, with doctoral work preferably focusing on the synthesis of ionic liquids. In addition, familiarity with typical characterization methods including NMR, FTIR, UV-vis spectroscopies as well as DSC and TGA are desired.
- Greeson, K. T.; Hall, N. G.; Redeker, N. D.; Marcischak, J. C.; Gilmore, L. V.: Boatz, J. A.; Le, T. C.; Alston, J. R.; Guenthner, A. J.; Ghiassi, K. B. J. Mol. Liq. 2018, 265, 701-710.
Ionic liquids; Synthesis; Organic; Inorganic; Materials; Applications
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the
number of years of experience past their PhD.