Corrosion of electrochemically deposited lightweig
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 4/23/2019

Opportunity Description

Project Title: Corrosion of electrochemically deposited lightweight alloys 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. Exceptional post-doctoral candidates are sought in the area of electrochemistry, corrosion, surface analysis, organic chemistry, and metallurgy. The research activities involve the production of lightweight metals and alloys through electrodeposition in non aqueous and ionic liquid plating environments. Focuses include exploring the corrosion behavior, microstructure, and surface chemistry, of electrodeposited aluminum and magnesium alloys. This research opportunity aligns with the ARL S&T in the Materials Research Campaign: Manipulating Physics of Failure for Robust Performance of Materials. Eligibility: Applicants should have received a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, or a closely related discipline. Candidates should demonstrate a strong academic background with research experience in electrochemistry, microstructural characterization, and surface analysis as evidenced by recent presentations and peer-reviewed publications. U.S. citizens only. Experience with electrochemistry, organic synthesis, XPS, SEM, SECM, SVET, AFM, SKP desirable

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