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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Theory and Simulation of Polymers and Other Soft Materials


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

opportunity location
50.64.21.B4434 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Jack Frank Douglas 301.975.6779


Theoretical and computational research activities focus on soft materials, including polymers, dense liquids, glasses, colloids, and liquid crystals. Current interests include (1) guided- and self-assembly of nanostructures into complex, functional arrangements; (2) characterization of emergent spatial patterns in slow dynamics of disordered structures; (3) filled and nanofilled polymers; (4) controlling fabrication and processing of mesoscale structure in blends; (5) deformation and flow of amorphous structures and bulk metallic glasses; (6) emergence of nanoscale structure and self-assembly in soft materials; (7) multiscale modeling, acceleration algorithms, grid-based computing, and massively parallel simulation of soft materials; (8) molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo, and time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau methods; and (9) computational materials science techniques, tools, and applications to soft materials. State-of-the-art computational resources are available in the NIST for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science and NIST’s Information Technology Laboratory.


key words
Computer simulation; Phases and phase transitions; Polymer aging; Polymeric glasses; Polymers;


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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