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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Theory of Macromolecules and Other Soft Materials at Interfaces


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

opportunity location
50.64.21.B8146 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Ronald L. Jones 301.975.4624
Chad R. Snyder 301.975.4526


Theoretical activities focus on developing and advancing exact analytical and other computational methods focused on macromolecules and soft materials at interfaces. Current interests include (1) the nature of the crystal-amorphous interfacial region in traditional and semiconducting polymers, (2) directed self-assembly of block copolymers, (3) polymer crystallization, (4) confinement induced collapse transitions, (5) chromatographic response of complex copolymers, (6) transport behavior of complex nanoparticles, and (7) macromolecule-related problems in biological systems. Where appropriate, we will validate the theoretical results through experimental methods (particularly neutron based) concurrently being developed at NIST.


key words
Chromatography; Crystallization; Directed self-assembly; Interfaces; Matrix transfer methods; Nanoparticles; Neutron scattering; Phase transitions; 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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