Electro-Mechanical Materials Processing
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 3/23/2019

Opportunity Description

Electro-Mechanical Materials Processing and Characterization Research: Candidates are sought to conduct basic and applied research relevant to the design, processing, electro-mechanical characterization, and modeling of visco-hyper-elastic materials. Specifically, the research will focus on methods to control the permittivity of thin films without compromising key metrics of electrical performance (e.g. dielectric strength) or of mechanical performance (e.g. damping, bulk modulus, and elongation at break). The incumbent will consider the impact of various processing methods on the bulk material performance, including, but not limited to fiber processing, multi-layer film processing, injection molding, compression molding, fused deposition, hot pressing, and casting. The research will involve the handling and application of dry nano-materials in a clean-room environment. The research includes significant experimental aspects but will also contribute to and be informed by the development of material constitutive models. Candidates should have significant experience working with the processing of both thermoset and thermoplastic elastomers, as well as with standard laboratory electrical and/or mechanical characterization equipment and techniques. This is a multi-disciplinary research assignment, and, as such, a variety of academic, and/or professional experience will be considered including, but not limited to: materials science/engineering, polymer science/engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, and applied physics. Advisor: Slipher, Geoffrey A. [Click Here To Join]; 410-278-3654)

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