Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL
Additive Manufacturing of Multifunctional Materials
Munitions Directorate, RW/Assessment & Demonstration Division
||Eglin Air Force Base, FL 325426810
|Amanda M Schrand
The goal of our team is to develop, demonstrate, and implement additive manufacturing (AM) technologies to rapidly design, prototype, and manufacture critical munitions components such as survivable fuze electronics, reactive structures and energetic materials for modular, flexible weapons. Specific topics of interest include (1) increasing lethality of miniaturized weapons, (2) development of fuze components for small form factor/miniature warhead concepts, (3) use of alternative processing techniques for explosives and energetic materials, (4) development of additive manufacturing processes for lightweight, cellular warhead cases and embedded fuze housings and (5) creation of reactive structural materials that offer strength and also energy on demand. A successful candidate will possess a multidisciplinary experimental background in Materials Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, and other relevant Science & Engineering fields with a strong publication record. Candidates with experience in AM design and demonstration preferred.
Additive manufacturing; 3D printing; Multifunctional materials; Fuze; Ordnance;
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.