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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

High-Throughput Microwave Microfluidics for Diagnostics of Complex Fluids


Communications Technology Laboratory, Radio Frequency Technology Division

RO# Location
50.67.22.B8435 Boulder, CO

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


Name E-mail Phone
Garboczi, Edward Joseph 301.318.8618
Orloff, Nathan Daniel 303.497.4938


The Communications Technology Laboratories (CTL) at NIST is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work to develop high-throughput materials measurement to support a DARPA program on “Tailorable Composite Feedstock and Forming”. This project will involve dc to 110 GHz complex permittivity and permeability characterization with on-wafer techniques, materials modeling (including finite element simulations, and theory), and the development of a high-speed circuit to quantify fiber alignment in composites in real time. To develop this technique, a successful applicant will have a solid background in programming (Matlab, Python, or equivalent). Experience with any of the following lock-amplifiers, vector network analyzers, resonators is preferred. Candidates with a basic familiarity with microwave components and circuits are preferred.



Lee CH, et al: Exploiting dimensionality and defect mitigation to create tunable microwave dielectrics. Nature 502: 532-536, 2013

Orloff ND, et al: Noncontact conductivity and dielectric measurement for high throughput roll-to-roll nanomanufacturing. Science Reports 5: 17019, 2015


High-throughput; Microelectronics; Machine learning; Data informatics; Physics; Terahertz; Metrology; Chemistry; Materials engineering;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
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