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Integrating Data and Computational Tools for Advanced Materials Design


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

RO# Location
50.64.21.B7663 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


Name E-mail Phone
Burton, Benjamin Paul 301.975.6043
Campbell, Carelyn E. 301.975.4920
Hale, Lucas Michael 301.975.5122
Tavazza, Francesca 301.975.6143


Integrating fundamental data with computational tools to predict materials properties is essential to improve materials design methods. This research will focus on the development and integration of first principle calculations; atomistic simulations; and/or thermodynamic, diffusion mobility, and molar volume CALPHAD-based databases with various computational tools to predict desired material properties (e.g., strength, fatigue) in structural materials. Essential to this process is the understanding of phase relations, phase transitions, processing-structure, and structure-property relationships. Equally important to the modeling efforts are the experimental characterizations of the process-structure and structure-property relations, and the development of database content. The developed models, knowledge, data, and software will be used to further the NIST effort to develop the materials innovation infrastructure central to the Materials Genome Initiative.


Materials design; First principles; Atomistics; CALPHAD; Thermodynamics; Diffusion; Phase transitions; Materials Genome Initiative; Molecular dynamics;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$72,750.00 $3,000.00
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