Characterization of the response of biological
at ORAU/ORISE DoD Programs

Date Posted: 11/27/2018

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: Characterization of the response of biological tissues to ballistic loading conditions Located at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is the Army's central laboratory. Its diverse assortment of unique facilities and dedicated workforce of government and private sector partners make up the largest source of world-class integrated research and analysis in the Army. ARL is developing technologies to protect the soldier from ballistic and blast loading. There is interest in experimental studies and theoretical modeling of the human body's response to these loading conditions and protective systems to prevent human injuries. Research for experimental and theoretical studies are sought that address the human and materiel response to ballistic loading including projectile impact, overpressure from blast loading, and high rate accelerations (such as those encountered in mine blast loading). Candidate will contribute to the development of constitutive modeling of the mechanical response of biological materials. This will contribute to ARL's ability to understand and prevent ballistic injuries. Eligibility: Applicants should have received a Masters or PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline. Candidates should demonstrate a strong academic background with research experience in experimental and computational mechanics. This opportunity is open to U.S. Citizens only. Keywords: ballistic, blast, mechanical loading, injury protection, biomechanics, bioengineering

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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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