The NSF Center on additive manufacturing at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is seeking post-doctoral associates in the following areas (1) organic/polymer chemistry and engineering, (2) Additive manufacturing – 3D printing for different applications (flexible electronics, ceramics), (3) synthesis and processing of colloidal materials (graphene, MXene), and (4) Theoretical/simulations of fluid flow during printing, computational models that account for particle-particle interactions (dense systems) and predict phase behavior/gelation and macroscopic properties.
The postdoctoral fellowship positions will be in the NSF funded CREST Center for Complex Materials Design. Current Center research aims at the synthesis, characterization, and processing of polymer-based architectures used in a variety of technologies and devices ranging from aerospace to energy to medical devices using additive manufacturing techniques; Collaborates with several national laboratory facilities such as Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the National High magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL); Applicants should be willing to visit these research collaborators as part of their research; and responsibilities will include initial material synthesis for additive manufacturing, creation/standardization of analysis processes/characterization for these novel materials, high impact journal publications and mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students.
Candidates must possess an earned Ph.D. in Chemical or Biomedical Engineering, or a closely related discipline.
Polymer synthesis and grafting of polymer chains to particle surfaces (for example, controlled polymerizations and/or “click” chemistry); Purification and characterization of synthesized particles and polymers; Characterization methods in colloidal science;
Knowledge of scattering and theological methods to characterize the resultant nanocomposites properties; Device fabrication and characterization; Theoretical/Computational studies of particle/polymer systems under flow using high performance computing resources; Excellent written English and oral communication skills are required; and Ability to work independently and mentor graduate and undergraduate students.
This is an Other Personnel Support (OPS)/Temporary position.
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