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Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Multifunctional materials for Naval Applications

Location

Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Materials Science & Technology

RO# Location
64.15.85.C0729 Washington, DC 203755321

Advisers

name email phone
Christopher Rudolf christopher.rudolf@nrl.navy.mil 202-404-1731

Description

This basic and applied research opportunity invites the applicant to define a research program that investigates the process-structure-property relationships in multifunctional materials. Research areas currently focus on 1) Engineering Ceramics and MAX Phases for Ultra High Temperature Applications; 2) Development of a scientific framework for creating “intelligent material systems” with advanced waveform sensing and actuation capabilities by coupling experimentation with artificial neural networks; 3) 2D material growth and resulting enhancements to electronic and mechanical properties. The ideal candidate will have experience in mechanical-materials design & testing (e.g., stress-strain analysis; mechanical testing- tensile, bending, fatigue/fracture, Dynamic Mechanical Analysis; materials characterization of meso-/micro-structure, SEM, etc.). The candidate will have access to experts in corresponding material synthesis and characterization and a suite of equipment and instruments that will enable this work.

Keywords:
multifunctional materials; process-structure-property relationships; material characterization; mechanical testing; microstructural evolution; microstructure; waveform measurements

Eligibility

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

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$89,834.00 $3,000.00
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