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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Developing Novel Additive Manufacturing Processing Methods


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

opportunity location
50.64.21.C0656 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Carelyn E. Campbell 301.975.4920
Steven Paxson Mates 301.975.8114
Mark R. Stoudt 301.975.6025


Next generation manufacturing combines current metals additive manufacturing methods with various in situ energy sources (thermal, mechanical, magnetic, electrical) to tailor the properties of a material for a desired application. This research focuses on developing and characterizing how directed energy deposition methods can be combined with other energy sources to control the solidification and precipitation behavior in novel materials.  The specific in situ secondary processing mechanisms of interest include controlled heating and/or cooling, deformation, or magnetic effects to prioritize selected phase transformations during the build process.  In addition to these secondary processing mechanisms, improved control of the primary energy source for establishing the melt pool is needed to improve surface properties and control solidification mechanisms, and new calibration procedures must be developed.  The new hybrid AM processing methods will be instrumented and characterized using a variety of experimental techniques and computational models.

key words
additive manufacturing; phase transformations; processing-structure-property relations; metals; computational modeling;


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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