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RAP opportunity at Air Force Science and Technology Fellowship Program     AF STFP

Ceramic Matrix Composites for High-Temperature Structural Applications


Materials & Manufacturing, RX/Composites

opportunity location
13.25.07.B5769 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337817


name email phone
Michael K. Cinibulk 937.478.6518


Fundamental scientific issues remain to be addressed to enable the development of a full range of high-performance ceramics and ceramic-matrix composites for Air Force air and space applications. These issues encompass basic design, new constituents, compatible chemistries, and enabling processes for oxide and nonoxide ceramic matrix composites. Current research focuses on investigating higher temperature nonoxide fiber and matrix constituents for enhanced durability and developing related fabrication processes, investigating the stability of consitituents in aggresive oxidizing environments, and understanding those key environmental effects on constituent-level behavior that affect life in relevant service environments. Modeling of ceramic matrix composite fabrication processes and degradation mechanisms is of particular interest. Intended service environments for these composites include turbine engines and scramjet engines, as well as hot structures and thermal protection systems for hypersonic vehicles.


key words
Processing; Composites; Coatings; Characterization; High temperature; Interfaces; Ceramics; Fibers;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$95,000.00 $5,000.00

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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