Ceramic Synthesis and Processing
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 5/27/2019

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: Ceramic Synthesis and Processing Research opportunities exist for fundamental and applied research and development (R&D) for enabling of superior Warfighter survivability through synthesis and processing of ceramic materials. Major focus areas for research include: 1) development of novel synthesis routes for field responsive ceramic chemistries or transparent ceramics, 2) microstructure/property relationships for ceramic materials, and 3) exploitation of innovative processing science techniques to improve mechanical properties of ceramics. Candidates of interest are U.S. Citizens with a M.S. (B.S. may be considered) in Ceramic Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Chemistry, or a similarly related discipline. Preferred attributes include a strong knowledge of ceramic engineering principles and analytical and mechanical characterization techniques. Specialized expertise also desired in areas of: ceramic synthesis methods, inorganic chemistry, colloidal particle suspension dispersion and rheology, advanced microscopy and spectroscopy techniques, high-rate dynamic fracture, and/or process modeling. Click here for more information

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