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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Rheo-Raman Microscopy for Soft Matter


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

opportunity location
50.64.21.B8561 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Anthony Kotula 301.975.5336
Kalman Migler 301 956 0555


We recently developed a novel combination of instruments -called the rheo-Raman microscope- that integrates a Raman spectrometer, a rotational rheometer and an optical microscope. This allows multi-modal simultaneous measurements; we can now correlate macroscopic stress, chemical changes, and conformational kinetics in one experiment. We seek to apply this capability to a range of materials including gels, polymers, composites and emulsions to measure kinetic processes that hitherto required separate experiments. We also seek to incorporate additional measurement modalities such as polarization control, UV curing and optical light scattering.

key words
Rheology; Raman; Polymers; Flow; Gels; Photopolymerization


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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