NRC Research Associate Programs
Fellowships Office
Policy and Global Affairs

Participating Agencies

  sign inOpen Printer View

Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology   NIST

Optical Thermal / Thermodynamic Measurements.


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Measurement Science Division

opportunity location
50.64.31.B7257 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
David A. LaVan 301.975.6121


Develop novel optical method to reliably measure the thermodynamic properties of nanoscale samples at speeds orders of magnitude faster than currently possible.

Thermodynamic measurements made using an all-optical approach would be critical in evaluating trace quantities of highly purified nanomaterials, detecting high speed transitions and in developing the ability to quickly screen combinatorial material libraries based on quantitative thermodynamic properties.


Optics; Physics; Instrumentation; Materials science; MEMS; Nanocalorimetry; Optical techniques; SPM; Thermal properties; Thin film;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
Copyright © 2022. National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.Terms of Use and Privacy Policy