Ceramic Synthesis and Processing
at ORAU/ORISE DoD Programs

Date Posted: 11/27/2018

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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Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research participation programs for civilians such as:

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Program that allow senior scientists, faculty; high school, bachelor’s, masters’ and doctoral students, and recent graduates to enhance their science education experience in projects and activities at our Department of Defense (DOD) and other Government and Private Industry customers’ laboratories and research facilities worldwide.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Journeyman Fellows (undergraduate and graduates students and recent graduates), Senior Researchers, and Summer Faculty engage in research initiatives of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of the government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL. Scientists and engineers at ARL help shape and execute the Army's program for meeting the challenge of developing technologies that will support Army forces in meeting future operational needs.

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