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Fundamental Studies of Polymer Mechanical Properties and Adhesion


Engineering Laboratory, Materials and Structural Systems Division

RO# Location
50.73.11.B5285 Gaithersburg, MD

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


name email phone
Xiaohong Gu 301.975.6523
Li-Piin Sung 301.975.6737


In this area, novel experimental and theoretical approaches are available to study polymer mechanical properties and adhesion including nanoindentation, atomic force microscopy, high-throughput methods, in addition to a range of more traditional techniques to measure the mechanical properties and adhesion. Research projects in the group have focused on the development and application of high-resolution measurement methods to study fundamental problems with broad industrial impact in areas such as the service life prediction of polymeric materials. Recent projects include the development of novel polymeric mechanical testing devices, novel adhesion blister testing devices, development of high-throughput screening devices, informatics, and data base development.


Adhesion; Data base; High throughput; Informatics; Mechanical properties; Polymer; Rheology; Service life prediction; Photovoltaic components;


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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