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Dynamic, In Situ and Operando Electron Microscopy for Materials Manufacturing


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

RO# Location
50.64.21.B8248 Gaithersburg, MD

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


Name E-mail Phone
Lau, June W 301.975.5711


Materials are fundamentally non-equilibrium in nature while they undergoing manufacturing processes or normal operations. During processing, manufacture, and use, rapidly changing state variables (e.g., temperature, electrostatic potential, chemical gradients) induce transitory responses in materials characteristics, such as composition, morphology, strain, and charge densities. In order to better exploitable transitory phenomenon of materials in products, we have a program to advance dynamic, in situ and operando electron microscopy in order to understand materials responses under non-equilibrium or dynamic operating and processing environments.

The program’s areas of active interest includes, but is not limited to, time-resolved electron microscopy, in situ and operando technique/equipment development, and a deep exploration of the possible operation parameter spaces of an electron microscope for the purpose of developing new and unusual measurement technique. Creative, non-conventional thinking in the field of electron microscopy is sought to build new measurement capabilities or microscopy instrumentation that can address the challenges associated with non-equilibrium materials science.


Time-resolved; Dynamic; In situ; In operando; Electron microscopy;


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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