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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Nanoscale Characterization of Polymeric Materials for Energy and Manufacturing

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Applied Chemicals and Materials Division

RO# Location
50.64.72.B8091 Boulder, CO

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

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Killgore, Jason P killgore@nist.gov 303.497.4729

Description

In this opportunity, we develop novel scanning probe microscopy instrumentation to characterize the properties of polymeric and biological materials systems. These systems can range from model polymers used to validate new methods, to energy materials (e.g., cellulosic biomass), to materials used in advanced manufacturing (e.g., FDM filaments). There is a strong focus on mechanical property characterization with dynamic atomic force microscopy methods; however, there is also interest in other relevant material properties.

 

References

Killgore J, et al: Langmuir 10:1021la203434w, 2011

Ciesielski P; et al: Green Chemistry 16 (5): 2627-2635, 2014

 

Keywords:
Atomic force microscopy; Nanomechanics; Interfaces; Polymers; Thin films; Additive manufacturing; Renewable energy;

Eligibility

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