Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Material/Particle/Droplet Characterization Using Lasers
Material Measurement Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division
Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.
A rapid laser-heating technique is used to investigate pyrolytic, oxidative, and heat transfer processes associated with determining optical, physical, thermal, and chemical properties of materials. Applications include characterization of atmospheric particles/liquid droplets/ice formation processes for climate change (optical properties), air quality, forensics (trace materials, drugs, explosives), biofuel, and biomass (algae) energy research. Other available techniques include phase Doppler interferometry and particle-imaging techniques.
Aerosols; Combustion; Decomposition; Droplets; Heat transfer; Laser diagnostics; Materials; Particles; Reactions; Thermochemistry; Thermophysical properties;
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral applicants