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Opportunity at U.S. Army CCDC Chemical Biological Center   CCDC CBC

Composites from Polymers and Metal-Organic Frameworks for Novel Personal Protective Equipment


U.S. Army CCDC - Chemical Biological Center, Chemistry & Chemical Technology

opportunity location
11.01.01.C0737 Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 210105423


name email phone
Gregory W Peterson 410-436-9794


The Chemical Biological Radiological Filtration Branch is responsible for the development of novel materials for personal protective equipment such as gas mask filters and suits for protection against chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and toxic industrial chemicals (TICs).  Our focus is the synthesis of novel porous materials (e.g., metal-organic frameworks and metal oxides) and their incorporation into polymer-based composites using a variety of techniques, to include electrospinning, solution blow spinning, melt blowing, dipcoating, phase inversion, and more.  Opportunities will exist for developing techniques and studying the fundamental properties of integrating porous materials into polymers for novel fiber and film composites.



[1] G.W. Peterson, J.J. Mahle, T.M. Tovar, T.H. Epps, Bent-But-Not-Broken: Reactive Metal-Organic Framework Composites from Elastomeric Phase-Inverted Polymers, Advanced Functional Materials 30(51) (2020).

 [2] G.W. Peterson, K. Au, T.M. Tovar, T.H. Epps, Multivariate CuBTC Metal–Organic Framework with Enhanced Selectivity, Stability, Compatibility, and Processability, Chemistry of Materials 31(20) (2019) 8459-8465.

 [3] G.W. Peterson, A.X. Lu, M.G. Hall, M.A. Browe, T. Tovar, T.H. Epps, MOFwich: Sandwiched Metal-Organic Framework-Containing Mixed Matrix Composites for Chemical Warfare Agent Removal, Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces 10(8) (2018) 6820-6824.

Polymer; mixed matrix composite; fiber; spinning; metal-organic framework; films; gas mask; chemical warfare agent;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$83,592.00 $3,000.00

$5,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science

$4,050 Supplement for each year of experience in the DTRA CBD-funded NRC tenure at CCDC.

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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