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Opportunity at U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL)

Novel Thermal Characterization for Nanoscale Thermal Transport and Solid-State Energy Conversion


Sensors Electron Devices Directorate, Energy and Power Division

RO# Location
76.31.14.B8543 Adelphi, MD 207831197


Name E-mail Phone
Taylor, Patrick J 301.394.1475


As nanoscale fabrication technologies continue to develop, the physics of thermal transport and energy conversion at the nanoscale remains relatively unknown. Classical thermal transport models break down at these scales, and conventional methods used for thermal and thermoelectric characterization cannot be used. In this research opportunity, the applicant will push the state-of-the-art in quantitative nanoscale thermal characterization, leveraging several emerging nanoscale thermal characterization techniques in ARL’s state-of-the-art facilities, enabling quantitative characterization of exotic nanostructured materials and systems. These endeavors will contribute to a fundamental understanding of how heat is propagated through materials and converted from thermal energy to either electrical or mechanical energy at the nanoscale.



Chen G: Nanoscale Energy Transport and Conversion. New York (NY): Oxford University Press, 2005

Taylor PJ, et al: “Novel Measurement Methods for Thermoelectric Power Generator Materials and Devices”, in Thermoelectrics for Power Generation: A Look at Trends in the Technology. Rijeka (Croatia): InTech, 2016, Chapter 16, p. 389 (2016)


Phonon transport; Nanoscience; Thermoelectric; Heat transfer;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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