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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Applied Mathematics of Soft, Fluid, and Active Matter

Location

Information Technology Laboratory, Applied and Computational Mathematics Division

opportunity location
50.77.11.C0860 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

name email phone
Leroy Linruo Jia leroy.jia@nist.gov 301.975.2719

Description

Despite their starring role in enabling the miracle of life, micro- and nanoscale biological systems have historically defied the suite of mathematical techniques that has proven "unreasonably effective" at modeling their macroscopic counterparts. The computational challenges that characterize such systems include: 1) a large number of interacting degrees of freedom, rendering many traditional models intractable; 2) sensitive, deformable components that exhibit compositional disorder and nonlinear responses; and 3) active agents capable of self-propulsion, creating systems that are inherently out of equilibrium. Our mission is to illuminate the physical principles governing complex biological and bioinspired systems possessing one or more of these characteristics by synthesizing applied analysis, continuum mechanics, differential geometry, and numerical simulation.

key words
applied mathematics; biophysics; fluid dynamics; soft matter; active matter

Eligibility

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

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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