Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Multifunctional materials for Naval Applications
Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Materials Science & Technology
||Washington, DC 203755321
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.
multifunctional materials; process-structure-property relationships; material characterization; mechanical testing; microstructural evolution; microstructure; waveform measurements
Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Open to Postdoctoral applicants