Functional and Responsive Polymeric Materials
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 12/23/2018

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: Functional and Responsive Polymeric Materials Materials and systems that can adapt to complicated operational environments exhibit significant potential for various defense applications. It is critical that these materials are environmentally robust to survive and provide a known performance over multi-year usage in broad temperature and humidity environments. Exceptional post-doctoral candidates are sought to incorporate responsive chemical functionalities into polymeric systems to impart an adaptive response. The opportunity will require doing research with a large multi-disciplinary team that is focused on addressing real-world challenges. The main focus will be to incorporate responsive functional groups that require relatively low power inputs into polymeric materials and evaluate the time-scale, reversibility, and magnitude of the property changes with an emphasis on incorporating the materials into larger subsystems to evaluate and quantify the performance improvements. Keywords: reversible chemistry, robotics, actuation, shape change 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 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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