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Martin Y. M. Chiang, Ph.D.

Research Opportunities and Interests

(1) NIST-NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship: 2-year fellowship at NIST, US citizens only, Application deadlines are Feb. 1 and Aug. 1, requires a 3000-word research proposal

(2) NIST/NIH-NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship: 2-year fellowship, open to foreign nationals, application deadline is Aug. 1, requires a 3000-word research proposal

Contact me if interested in writing proposal on the experiments and modeling of:

  • Chemical physics and mechanical aspects of polymer degradation process
  • Polymerization kinetics
  • Mineralization and demineralization of bone
  • Coupling of reaction diffusion with mechanical stress
  • Cell-material and cell-cell adhesive interactions, cellular mechanics

NIST campus sites on beautiful grounds in Gaithersburg located 20 miles from Washington, D.C. The pleasant surroundings and the wide range of technical expertise and disciplines represented by the 3000 NIST personnel ensure a stimulating environment that encourages scientific growth and achievement.

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Mechanical Engineer
Polymers Division
Biomaterials Group

Employment History:

1988 - present: Research Engineer, Polymers Division, NIST, Maryland

1983 - 1986: Research Associate, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois

1980-1982: Planning Engineer, Saudi Arabic Branch of Ret-Ser Engineering Agency, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, University of Illinois

M.S., Computational Mechanics, Northwestern University

B.S., Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan


Phone: (301) 975-5186
Fax: (301) 975-4977