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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Modeling Complex Microstructures


Information Technology Laboratory, Applied and Computational Mathematics Division

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50.77.11.B8287 Gaithersburg, MD

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name email phone
Stephen A. Langer 301.975.5423


We are developing object-oriented computational tools for the analysis of materials with complex microstructures. Starting from a digitized micrograph, the program identifies features in the image, assigns material properties to them, generates a finite element mesh, and performs virtual measurements. The goal is to build a computational platform that can predict the macroscopic behavior of a material from knowledge of its microscopic geometry, incorporating a wide variety of physical phenomena and using a modular structure that allows new physics to be added easily.

More information is available at Opportunities exist in image analysis, materials science, physics, and computer science.


Computation; Finite element modeling; Microstructures;


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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