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Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Novel Multifunctional Polymeric Materials for Military Applications

Location

Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Chemistry

RO# Location
64.15.15.B7921 Washington, DC 203755321

Advisers

name email phone
James Howard Wynne james.wynne@nrl.navy.mil 202.404.4010

Description

This research focuses on the design, synthesis, and development of novel additives and polymeric systems that demonstrate unique functional properties. Such materials are utilized in applications such as wound healing, energy storage (battery and fuel cells), nanoelectronic, magnetic, membrane, air filtration, coating, and composite applications. Our basic research program involves the synthesis, characterization, and evaluation of organic resins/polymers with additives for coatings applications. In addition, much focus has been on the development of self-stratifying additives that present themselves at the coating-air interface, where frequently the desired functionality/physical property is desired. The additive-containing polymers, organometallic-containing compounds/polymers, and nanoparticle/nanocluster-containing materials are frequently utilized in other forms to include but not limited to electrospun nanofibers. Our functional activities have resulted in the development and transition of novel functional coatings and polymer materials. A wide range of instrumentation is available for characterization and evaluation studies.

 

References

Fulmer PA, Wynne JH: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 4(2): 738, 2012

Coneski PN, Fulmer PA, et al: Polymer 55 (2): 495, 2014

 

Keywords:
Heterocyclic chemistry; Organic polymers; Polymers; Synthesis; Coatings; Nanofibers; Microbiology; Surface chemistry; Multifunctional polymers;

Eligibility

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

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$87,198.00 $3,000.00
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