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

Synthesis and Processing of Preceramic Polymers for Ceramic Matrix Composites and Compositionally Complex High Entropy Ceramics


Materials & Manufacturing, RX/Composites

opportunity location
13.25.07.C0046 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337817


name email phone
Timothy Lee Pruyn 937-255-3110


Our research team focuses on developing new high-performance materials that can withstand high temperatures and extreme environments for next generation materials for aerospace, nuclear, and space applications.  This includes the design, synthesis, processing, and characterization of organic and inorganic molecules, hybrids, and preceramic polymers. Specifically we are interested in material synthesis, processing science, and advanced manufacturing of ultra-high temperature ceramics (UHTCs), compositionally complex ceramics (CCCs) and high entropy ceramics (HECs) via polymer derived routes. These materials are an emerging class of ceramics that have attracted a considerable amount of interest recently due to their remarkable properties including high thermal stability, high hardness, mechanical strength, and enhanced chemical resistance. Characterization techniques include chemical structure analysis, scattering, microscopy, spectroscopy, and thermal analysis. We are also interested in modeling of these high temperature molecules and polymers to help drive processing and material design. Candidates should have a background in chemistry, materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, or related fields as evidenced by education and a strong record of peer-reviewed publications.

key words
Polymer; Composite; Ceramic; High Entropy; Inorganic polymers; Hybrid; Preceramic polymer; Organometallic;


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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