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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Integrating Data and Computational Tools for Advanced Materials Design


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

opportunity location
50.64.21.B7663 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Benjamin Paul Burton 301.975.6043
Carelyn E. Campbell 301.975.4920
Lucas Michael Hale 301.975.5122
Francesca Tavazza 301.975.8496


Integrating fundamental data with computational tools to predict materials properties is essential to improve materials design methods. This research will focus on the development and integration of first principle calculations; atomistic simulations; and/or thermodynamic, diffusion mobility, and molar volume CALPHAD-based databases with various computational tools to predict desired material properties (e.g., strength, fatigue) in structural materials. Essential to this process is the understanding of phase relations, phase transitions, processing-structure, and structure-property relationships. Equally important to the modeling efforts are the experimental characterizations of the process-structure and structure-property relations, and the development of database content. The developed models, knowledge, data, and software will be used to further the NIST effort to develop the materials innovation infrastructure central to the Materials Genome Initiative.


key words
Materials design; First principles; Atomistics; CALPHAD; Thermodynamics; Diffusion; Phase transitions; Materials Genome Initiative; Molecular dynamics;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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