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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

The Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

opportunity location
50.64.21.B1819 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Andrew Reid 301.975.4946
James A. Warren 301.975.5708


The Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science (CTCMS) was established in 1994 to accelerate the growth of the emerging field of computational materials science, and to promote its application to industrial problems in materials and material processing. The CTCMS promotes the NIST Material Measurement Laboratory mission in materials measurement science by investigating problems in materials theory and modeling with novel computational approaches, creating opportunities for collaboration, developing powerful new tools for materials theory and modeling, and accelerating their integration into industrial research. Current research areas include theory and simulation of phase transformation kinetics and morphology, micromagnetics, bridging length scales in composite materials, foams, dynamics of disordered and partially ordered materials, complex fluids, polymerization, biomaterials, materials reliability, reactive wetting, pattern formation, crystal growth, grain growth, sintering, thin-film growth, solidification, nanostructured materials, and first principles calculation of material properties. 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
Computer simulation; GPU; Materials science; Models; Molecular dynamics; Monte Carlo; Phase field; First Principles; Materials Genome Initiative;


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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