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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing for Critical Applications


Material Measurement Laboratory, Applied Chemicals and Materials Division

opportunity location
50.64.72.C0580 Boulder, CO

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Benjamin Caplins 303-497-6703
Callie Higgins 303.497.5991
Jason P Killgore 303.497.4729


The selective curing of photopolymer resins presents an outstanding opportunity for high-resolution, high-performance, high-throughput additive manufacturing. Applications can range from biomedical to consumer goods to aerospace and automotive. Processing methods include variations on vat photopolymerization, ink-jetting and more. To realize the full potential of photopolymer additive manufacturing (PAM) requires innovations in characterization, modeling and materials. This opportunity seeks proposals that enable advancements in PAM with an emphasis on understanding the fundamental science and characterization of the processes to achieve higher performance, particularly at the voxel and sub-voxel length scales.

Higgins, Brown and Killgore, Digital light processing in a hybrid atomic force microscope: In Situ, nanoscale characterization of the printing process, Additive Manufacturing (2020)

Brown et al. , Voxel-Scale Conversion Mapping Informs Intrinsic Resolution in Stereolithographic Additive Manufacturing, ACS Applied Polymer Materials (2020)

Higgins, Killgore and Poster, NIST Special Publication 1500-17: Report from the Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing Workshop: Roadmapping a Future for Stereolithography, Inkjet, and Beyond,

key words
vat photopolymerization; stereolithography; ink jet; digital light processing; acrylate


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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