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

Meso-structure – Property – Performance Relationships in Energetic Materials


Munitions Directorate, RW/Ordnance Division

opportunity location
13.45.02.B7106 Eglin Air Force Base, FL 325426810


name email phone
C. Michael Lindsay (850) 882-1543


The loading and performance requirements on energetic materials for Air Force applications are becoming increasingly severe. Understanding of the processing–structure–property–performance relationships, particularly at the mesoscale, is critical to enabling the design and use of energetic materials. Several research areas are required to develop this topic experimentally, theoretically, and computationally: non-shock and shock initiation and growth of reaction/detonation; microstructural quantification and analysis, particularly of damage; material design and formulation to enhance performance and insensitivity/survivability; and pressure-strain rate-temperature dependant material properties, namely of polymers, particulate composites, and energetic materials.


key words
High strain rate; Mechanical properties; Polymers; Survivability; Energetic materials; Mesoscale; Initiation and growth;


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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