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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Blood Analogues and Flow Stress Visualization for Medical Device Testing


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

opportunity location
50.64.21.C0601 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Keith Alan Gillis 301-975-2468
Steven David Hudson 240.688.7883
Jodie Gail Pope 301.975.4586
Paul Francis Salipante 301-975-2820


Medical devices that pump blood should do so without damaging the blood. Damage may be either homolysis or thrombosis, which are both life-threatening conditions. To aid those responsible for medical device approval, we seek to develop methods to measure local stress states in benchmark constriction-flow geometries that lead to blood damage. For example, we seek improvements in flow-field imaging, flow birefringence imaging, and model fluids that replicate non-Newtonian blood rheology and that contain suitable probes. 

key words
blood; medical devices; flow metrology; non-Newtonian flow; fluid dynamics; stress; birefringence; velocimetry; particle tracking; colloid suspension; homolysis; thrombosis


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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