Thermomechanical Processing & Characterization
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 4/23/2019

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: Thermomechanical Processing and Characterization of Lightweight and Enhanced Steels 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 areas of steel metallurgy, materials characterization, and thermomechanical processing. The research activities involve the processing and characterization of lightweight and enhanced steels for armor applications. Thermomechanical processing, both traditional hot rolling and severe plastic deformation processing routes such as equal channel angular extrusion and friction stir processing, will be applied in order to achieve the desired properties and performance levels. Focuses include exploring the correlations between chemistry, structure, mechanical properties, and high-rate performance of armor steels. 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 Materials Science, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline. Candidates should demonstrate a strong academic background with research experience in microstructural characterization and mechanical testing, as evidenced by recent presentations and peer-reviewed publications. This opportunity is open to U.S. citizens only. Experience with thermomechanical processing methods, SEM, TEM, and high-rate mechanical testing is highly desirable. Keywords: steel metallurgy, thermomechanical processing, materials characterization Click here for more information

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