Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Polymer Materials Flammability Research
Engineering Laboratory, Fire Research Division
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|Davis, Rick D.
A research portfolio aimed at reducing the flammability of materials and products by (1) developing and evaluating innovative fire retardant chemistry and engieering technologies, (2) developing and validating new testing and computational tools and methodologies to quantify flammability performance, and (3) developing and using novel characterization and analytical tools to understand fire retardant mechanisms. The projects span across very applied in nature (e.g., determining to what extent a firefighter may be exposed to PFAS species from their gear) to more fundamental (e.g., developing and using computational tools to understand fire retardant mechanisms).
More information about the fire research group I manage is available here: https://www.nist.gov/el/fire-research-division-73300/flammability-reduction-73304
The 3 main projects in the group are:
Exposure of firefighter's to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from their gear (FFG): https://www.nist.gov/programs-projects/measurement-science-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-pfas
Engineered Fire Safe Products: https://www.nist.gov/programs-projects/engineered-fire-safe-product
Low Heat Release Rate Furniture: https://www.nist.gov/programs-projects/low-heat-release-upholstered-furniture
PFAS; Fire and materials testing; Fire and products testing; Polymer; Fire retardant technologies; Flammability; Fire; Fire Chemistry
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral applicants