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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Polymer Membranes and Sorbents for CO2 Capture


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

opportunity location
50.64.21.C0762 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Christopher M. Stafford 301.975.4368
Jeremiah Woodcock 301-975-0406


Polymer-based membranes and sorbents play a critical role in CO2 removal/sequestration, either from point source emissions or direct air capture. We are developing advanced measurement methods that assess the structure-processing-performance properties of polymer-based membranes and sorbents under application-relevant conditions. Specially, we are studying the effect of polymer chemistry, morphology, and dynamics on the molecular-level binding and/or transport of CO2 into and across the polymer material. Materials of interest include mixed-matrix membranes, facilitated transport membranes, and solid-polymer sorbents. Relevant measurement platforms include vibrational (FTIR) spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, quartz crystal microbalance (QCM), inverse gas chromatography (IGC), x-ray and neutron scattering (SAXS, SANS, QENS), and nanocalorimetry.

key words
polymer; membranes; sorbents; carbon dioxide; capture


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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