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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Modeling Complex Microstructures


Information Technology Laboratory, Applied and Computational Mathematics Division

opportunity location
50.77.11.B8287 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Stephen A. Langer 301.975.5423


We are developing object-oriented computational tools for the analysis of materials with complex microstructures. Starting from a digitized micrograph, the program identifies features in the image, assigns material properties to them, generates a finite element mesh, and performs virtual measurements. The goal is to build a computational platform that can predict the macroscopic behavior of a material from knowledge of its microscopic geometry, incorporating a wide variety of physical phenomena and using a modular structure that allows new physics to be added easily.

More information is available at Opportunities exist in image analysis, materials science, physics, and computer science.


key words
Computation; Finite element modeling; Microstructures;


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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