Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Printed and Flexible Electronics and Photonics for USAF Sensor Applications
Sensors Directorate, RY/Sensors Division
||Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337542
|Heckman, Emily M
The goals of this research project are to utilize new and non-traditional fabrication techniques for creation of photonics, electronics, and opto-electronics (including packaging, interconnects, waveguides, and antenna structures) for sensor applications. We intend to first explore the current state-of-the art in capability utilizing existing materials to both create sensor structures and then analyze their performance against commonly produced and deployed counterparts. Latter phases of the research will attempt to improve the input materials (e.g., better inks) and fabrication processes (higher resolution deposition, new methods of sintering, or fabrication on flexible or non-planar substrates) to improve these initial results. Areas of emphasis include infrared sensing, electrically- or optically-pumped lasers, passive/active waveguiding and routing structures, and elements for building radiofrequency (RF) transceivers.
Aga RS Jr, Lombardi JP III, Bartsch CM, Heckman EM: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters (26)3: 305, 2014
Photonics; Waveguides; Aerosol jet; Inkjet; Printed electronics; Flexible electronics;
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.