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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Developing Fundamental Understanding of Separation Science


Material Measurement Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division

opportunity location
50.64.61.C0396 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Thomas C Allison 301.975.2216


We seek to develop a deeper understanding of separation processes involving, e.g., polymer membranes, to improve current technologies by reducing energy input and advancing anti-fouling designs. The desalination of water using reverse osmosis membrances is of particular interest with the Chemical Sciences Division at the present time, and applicants to this opportunity will be able to interact with experimental scientists with expertise in applying Analytical and Polymer Chemistry techniques to water desalination (and related) problem(s). There are further opportunities for developing research programs that utilize NIST's state of the art measurement capabilities such as those found at the NIST Center for Neutron Reasearch (NCNR).

The principle tools employed will be quantum chemistry calculations, molecular dynamics simulations, multiscale modeling, and data analysis techniques. Connecting the microscopic details investigated by quantum chemistry and molecular dynamics studies to larger length scales is especially desirable as it presents the opportunity for comparison with laboratory measurement. Computational resources to support research on this topic are available at NIST as well as within the Computational Informatics Research Group, including a new machine that supports high-performance research in data analysis and machine learning.

key words
Solution; Polymer membrane; Molecular dynamics; Multiscale 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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