Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Flow Induced Crystallization (FIC) of Polymers and Nano-composites
Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division
Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.
It is long known that flow can dramatically increase the crystallization rate of molten polymers, but a molecular description of the underlying reason is still lacking. The ability to predict and control FIC may be critical to effective welding of semi-crystalline polymers and their composites in 3D printing. We are developing instrumentation and models to understand how the crystallization rate is changed by the 3D printing environment and the ultimate effect on part strength. We have developed the rheo-Raman microscope
rheology, Raman, polymers, crystallization, flow
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral applicants