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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology   NIST

Transport Property Measurements for Semiconductors and Energy Materials


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Measurement Science Division

opportunity location
50.64.31.B8443 Gaithersburg, MD

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


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Joshua Brooks Martin 301.975.3681


Our project develops critical thermal and electrical transport measurement methods, instrumentation, and reference materials needed to support the development, performance, and reliability of bulk and thin film materials used in semiconductor microelectronics and energy conversion applications. Thermoelectric devices, for example, enable the interconversion of thermal and electrical energy, and have a significant potential to recover waste heat from industrial processes and to increase the energy efficiency of automotive engines. Opportunities exist to investigate fundamental material transport properties (Seebeck coefficient, electrical resistivity, heat capacity, thermal conductivity) by developing new measurement techniques and improved measurement instrumentation, to investigate the synthesis of novel materials using both traditional and combinatorial approaches, and to develop advanced manufacturing techniques for semiconducting devices. 



Martin J, Tritt T, Uher C: High Temperature Seebeck Coefficient Metrology. Journal of Applied Physics-Focused Review 108: 121101, 2010

Martin J: Protocols for the High Temperature Measurement of the Seebeck Coefficient in Thermoelectric Materials. Measurement Science and Technology 24: 085601, 2013

Martin J, et al: Thermocyclic stability of candidate Seebeck coefficient Standard Reference Materials at high temperature. Journal of Applied Physics 115: 193501, 2014


Semiconductor; Energy conversion; Thermoelectric; Batteries; Transport properties;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
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