The National Academies Logo
Research Associateship Programs
Fellowships Office
Policy and Global Affairs

Participating Agencies - NIST

  Sign InPrintable View

Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

High Rate Mechanical Properties of Materials

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

RO# Location
50.64.21.B8564 Gaithersburg, MD

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

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Chan, Edwin Pak-Nin edwin.chan@nist.gov 301.975.5228
Soles, Christopher L. christopher.soles@nist.gov 301.975.8087

Description

The mechanical properties of polymers are strongly dependent on the rate of deformation. In particular, we are interested in how the elastic and fracture properties of polymers change as a function of mechanical testing rate. To study this problem, we are applying a microballistic-based measurement to understand the rate-dependent mechanical behavior of polymers from low impact speeds to ballistic speeds. We are particularly interested in the role of polymer architecture, such as network structure, backbone stiffness and side group flexibility, on the rate-dependent elasticity and fracture toughness of extremely tough polymers.

Keywords:
Mechanical Properties, Thin films, Polymers, High rate deformation

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
Copyright © 2014. National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. 500 Fifth St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement.