MSEL NRC Postdoctoral Research Opportunities

"Bottom-Up" Nanofabrication with Directed Self-Assembly
"On-a-Chip" Polymer Processing Laboratory
Advanced Materials for Safe, Pure Drinking Water
Advanced Sensors for Real-Time Structural Health Monitoring
Amplification of Defects in Nanopatterned Media Using Block-Copolymers
Analysis of Plastically Deformed Polycrystalline Aluminum Sheet Surfaces in Three Dimensions
Application of Three-Dimensional Materials Science to Explore Dimensional Effects in Miniaturized Mechanical Testing
Applications of a Fundamental Molecular Description of Glass-Formation and Fragility in Polymeric Fluids to Nanotechnology
Atomic Structure and Kinetics at Interfaces in Solids
Atomistic Modeling for Nanomaterials Measurements
Ballistic Fiber Resistance: Beyond Kevlar
Biofunctional Ligand Gradients for Defined Cell Response
Biomimetic Nanomaterials
Biomimetic Regenerative Dental Materials
Bridge Safety
Carbon Nanotube Light Scattering and Surface Charge Measurement
Cell-Biomaterials Interactions in Tissue Engineering
Chain Dynamics and Interaction in Double Network Hydrogels
Characterization of Charge Transport in Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Networks
Combinatorial and High-Throughput Methods for Nanoimprint Lithography
Combinatorial Approaches to Intelligent Surfaces by Polymer Grafting
Combinatorial Measurements of Biopolymeric Templates
Combinatorial Measurements of Directed Cell Growth on Three-Dimensional Patterned Surfaces
Combinatorial Methods for Complex Fluid Formulations
Combinatorial Methods for Polymer Materials
Combinatorial Methods for Polymer Nanomaterials
Combinatorial Methods for Screening Human Stem Cell Differentiation in 3D Tissue Scaffolds
Combinatorial Methods for Thin-Film Functional Materials and Devices
Combinatorial Phage Display in Materials Applications
Combinatorial Research of Functional Materials
Combinatorial Technology for Multicomponent Polymer Systems
Composition for Innovation in Materials Design
Computational Crystallography for Inorganic Crystal Structure Data Bases
Computational Studies of Functional Oxide Materials and Devices
Degradation Mechanisms in Flexible Coatings for Implantable Medical Device Applications
Developing "Test-Suites" for Characterizing Complex Reaction Kinetic, Mechanisms, and Properties
Development of Biofilms in Confined Spaces
Dielectric Relaxation Spectroscopy of Polymer Materials
Diffusion in Advanced Materials
Direct Measurement of Multiaxial Yield Surfaces
Dislocation Structures from Multiaxial Deformation
Dispersion of Carbon Nanotubes in Liquids and Polymers
Domain Imaging of Magnetic Materials
Dynamic Mechanical Property Measurements of Metals, Ceramics, and Polymers Using Novel Kolsky Bar Techniques
Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Protein Stability and Stabilization in Glass
Effect of Nanoscale Structure on the Properties of Heterogeneous Materials
Effects of Hydrogen on Mechanical Properties and Fracture
Elastic and Anelastic Analysis of Microstructures
Electrodeposition of Alloys
Electrodeposition of Strained-Layer Superlattices and Nanowires
Electromagnetic Properties of Polymers
Electron Microscopy Methods for Strain Measurement
Energetics at the Nanojoule Scale
Fate of Nanoparticles in Biosystems
Ferromagnetic Resonance
First-Principle Calculations of Defects in Electrostatic Materials
Fracture of Nanomaterials
Fundamentals of Charged Macromolecules at Interfaces
Fundamentals of Chemically Amplified Photoresists for Next-Generation Lithography
Hydrogen Storage Materials
Image Quantification for Biomaterials: Dependence of Microstructure of Porous Biomaterials on Mechanical and Physical Properties
Imaging Analysis of Scaffolds and Engineered Tissue
Implementation of Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for Localized Stress Mapping on the 10 nm to 100 nm Scale
In Vitro Biomineralization for Bone and Dental Therapy
In Vitro Imaging by Broadband CARS Microscopy for Regenerative Medicine
Increasing the Reliability of our Infrastructure
Integration of High-Throughput Experimentation and Physical Property Data Bases
Interface Tissue Engineering with Graded or Stratified 3D Scaffolds
Interoperability of Data Bases for Structure, Stability, and Properties of Inorganic Materials
Macromolecules in Confined Structures and at Interfaces
Magnetic Modeling and Measurement of Materials
Magnetic Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications
Magnetic Nanotechnology
Magnetic Properties of High-Tc Superconducting Oxides
Magnetic Structure of Alloys
Manufacturing Problems in Magnetic Thin Films
Mapping Cell/Surface Interactions
Materials Issues for Biofuels
Materials Test Procedures for Hydrogen Pipelines
Measurements of Grain Orientation Effects and Strain-Induced Surface Structure
Measurements of the Underlying Processes of Metals Deformation
Mechanical Behavior of Active Nanodevices
Mechanical Properties of Materials in Nanoscale Structures
Mechanics of Complex Interfaces
Mechanisms and Kinetics of Phase Transformations in Metals
Membrane Protein Mimics
MEMS and NEMS Resonant Sensors
MEMS Rheometry
Microbially-Induced Corrosion in Alternative Fuel Pipelines
Microfluidics for Characterization of Complex Fluids
Microstructural Approaches to Interconnect and Thin-Film Reliability
Microstructural Basis of Formability
Microstructural Characterization and Structure-Property Relationships
Microstructural Origins of Surface Roughening and Strain Localizations
Microstructure and Property Relationships in Materials
Microstructure of Energy Conversion and Storage Materials and Devices
Microtechnology-Based Mechanical Property Evaluation
Model Polyelectrolyte Solutions
Modeling Metals Deformation at the Nanoscale
Modeling of Complex Fluids in Microrheometry
Modeling of Nanotube Separation
Modeling the Hydrodynamics of Dispersed Nanotube Systems
Modification of Flow by Superhydrophobic Surfaces
Mössbauer Effect Spectroscopy
Multicomponent Nanocrystalline Materials: Magnetic Engineering
Nanofluidic Technology to Measure the Size, Charge, and Shape Distributions of Nanoparticles and Macromolecules
Nanoimprint Lithography
Nanoimprint Lithography Patterning of Functional Materials
Nanoindentation for Mechanical Property Determination
Nanomaterial Environmental, Health, and Safety (Nano-EHS)
Nanomechanical Properties of PolymerThin Films
Nanomechanical Standards
Nanomechanics of Nanomaterial Surfaces and Interfaces
Nanoparticle Segregation and Diffusion in Polymeric Films
Nanoparticles for Bio-Medical Applications
Nanoscale Mechanical Properties of Polymers and Composites
Nanoscale Mechanical Reliability
Nanoscale Stress Mapping Using Confocal Raman Spectroscopy and Electron Back Scattered Diffraction
Nanoscale Structure in Nanomaterials
Nanostructured Interfaces for Energy Storage and Delivery
Nanostructured Thin-Film Materials
Nonequilibrium Interfaces
Nonequilibrium Ordering Processes in Polymeric Materials
Novel X-Ray and Neutron Scattering Methods
Online Metrology for Tissue Engineering
Optical Nanocalorimetry
Ordering Phenomena in Crystalline Materials
Organic and Hybrid Photovoltaic Film Architecture
Organic Electronics
Patterned Polymer Adhesion
Phase Behavior of Polymeric Materials
Phase Equilibria and Crystal Chemistry of Functional Oxides
Phase Equilibria in Multicomponent Alloys
Phase Field Modeling Tools and Bridging Length Scales
Polymer Dynamics for Energy Storage and Delivery
Polymer Libraries for Combinatorial and High-Throughput Coatings Materials Research
Polymers from Renewable Feedstocks for Sustainability
Power Libraries for Combinatorial and High-Throughput Sustainable Materials Research
Printed, Flexible Electronics
Probing Defects in Three-Dimensional Self-Assembly for Nanofabrication
Protein and Surfactant Corona Measurement on Dispersed Carbon Nanotubes
Proximal Probe Studies of the Electrode-Electrolyte Interface
Purified Nanotubes for Intrinsic Property Measurement
Quality Assurance of Carbon Nanotubes and Other Nanoparticles
Quantification between Physical Stress and Tissue Production in Regenerative Medicine
Quantification of Bacteria Colonization on Controlled Surfaces
Quantification of Nanoparticle and Polymer Shape and Properties
Rapid, In Vitro Imaging for Tissue Engineering
Reliability and Lifetime Prediction of Active Implantable Medical Devices
Reliability at Complex Interfaces
Reliability at the Interface between Biological and Biomaterials
Reliability of Nanostructures in Biological Environments
Research in Advanced Polymers and Composites for Dental Applications
Residual Stress in Electrodeposited Thin Films
Screening Osteoblast Response to Multiphase Tissue Scaffolds
Screening the Effects Pore Structure on Tissue Generation in Polymeric Scaffolds
Semiconductor Nanowire Metrology for Electronics, Photonics, Photovoltaics, and Sensorics
Simulation of Electrocrystallization Processes
Small-Angle Scattering of Nanoscale Structures: Critical Dimensions and Materials Properties
Solidification Processing of Alloys
Sorption and Interfacial Dynamics of Polymers
Spatial Distribution of Chemical Signatures in Biofilms
Spatially Resolved Microstructure of Organic Semiconductors
Spectroscopic and Microscopic Determination of DNA Wrapping Structures on Carbon Nanotubes
Stabilization of Cytokines and Biopharmaceuticals
State-of-the-Art Synchrotron Radiation Imaging
Statistical Computing and Numerical Optimization Applications in Inorganic Materials
Statistical Physics Applied to the Deformation of Metals
Strong and Specific Interactions
Structural Health Monitoring and Reliability of Infrastructural Systems
Structure and Dynamics of Membranes and Membrane Electrode Assemblies for Fuel Cell Applications
Structure and Dynamics of Polymer-Nanotube Solutions and Blends
Studies in Formability and Deformation
Substrate and Interfacial Effects in Thin-Film Self-Assembly
Superconformal Deposition Processes for Integrated Circuits and MEMS
Surface Stability and Environmental Degradation
Sustainable Composites: Chemistry and Mechanics of Interphases
Sustainable-Nanotailored Multifunctional Materials
Synchrotron Methods: Extended X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure
Synchrotron Methods: Ultra Soft X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy
Synchrotron Methods: Variable Kinetic Energy X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
Synchrotron Methods: X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy
Synchrotron X-Ray Imaging Using USAXS
Synthesis and Characterization of Green Polymers
Test Methods and Modeling of Steel Connections Under Fire and Extreme Conditions
Test Methods for Evaluating Structure Steel Performance in Fire
Test Structures for the Study of Nanostructured Solar Cell
The Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science
The Relationships between Microstructure, Surface Topography, and Contact Behavior during Plastic Deformation
Theory and Simulation of Polymers and Other Soft Materials
Thermal Ablation Efficacy of Optically Active Nanoparticles
Thermal Properties at the Nanoscale
Thermodynamics and Dynamics of Nanoparticle Systems: Theory and Simulation
Thermoelectrics and other Energy Conversion Materials
Tissue Engineered Constructs for Nanoparticle Toxicity
Transmission Electron Microscopy Study of Phase Transformations and Crystallography
Tuning Material Mechanical Properties for Directed Stem Cell Differentiation in 3D
Unraveling Local Structure (Atomic to Nanometer Scale)
Using Submicrometer Synchrotron X-Ray Beams for Spatially Resolved Measurements of Elastic Strains and Orientation
Worldclass High-Resolution X-Ray Diffraction
Worldclass X-Ray Powder Diffraction
Worldclass X-Ray Reflectometry

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Created June 30, 2009, Updated August 25, 2016


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