Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Electromagnetic and Optical Wave Interaction with Complex and Periodic Media
Sensors Directorate, RY/Electromagnetics Technology Division
||Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337542
Research opportunities exist to develop theoretical and computational methods, in both the frequency and time domain, for predicting and simulations, based on Maxwell’s equations, of wave’s propagation, scattering, and interactions in media with random, non-periodic, and periodic microstructures with or without rough interfaces. The applications will be in modeling radar clutter of terrain, target detection, geophysical remote sensing, weapon systems, and electromagnetic/optical characterizations of composite and nano photonic materials. This topic seeks to develop full wave solutions, from first physical principles of large scale, three-dimensional problems of random rough surfaces and discrete random media which covers a great range of physical scales, ranging from the earth terrain to nano materials. Specific areas of interest include (1) urban environment, (2) underground facilities, (3) rough surface and volume scattering in vegetated surface, (4) EM/optical wave scattering and interactions with electronic devices/components, and (5) plasmonic nano structures.
Scattering; Monostatic/bistatic; Polarization; Near/far field; Integral equation; Terrain scattering; Remote sensing; Multiwavelength; Electromagnetics;
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants