Center for Composite Materials - University of Delaware
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Postdoctoral Research

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NASA University Leadership Initiative (ULI) program:

– Develop science-based part/process modeling methodology for TuFF composites meeting aerospace performance and safety at automotive manufacturing rates.
– Manufacturing research, technology transition and education (including HBCU’s) of students and workforce.
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Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (MEDE) Program:

– Develop the machine learning framework for glass fiber-matrix interphase considering wide range of resins and sizing chemistry; variability in interphase topology – monolayer versus multi-layer sizing; and pressure/temp/strain rate effects.
– Input data for the machine learning should be generated from all-atom and/or coarse-grain (CG) MD simulations.
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Physics of Soldier Protection Program:

– Develop strain-rate and structure dependent constitutive model for thermoplastic polymers (PE and TPU) and to understand their interaction mechanism with ceramics (SiC and B4C) for high velocity impact applications using MD simulations.
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U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory

Composites Research, Engineering and Advanced Technology (CREATE) Program:
– Experience using microscopic characterization (optical microscopy, SEM, etc.), mechanical testing (tensile, compression, shear, etc.) and continuum level simulation of composite materials to study the role that microscopic structure and damage mechanisms influence observed macroscopic properties.
– Must be in the US with valid work authorization.
– Email your resume to Kristen Scully

CCM is always seeking qualified postdoctoral candidates for continuing and new programs. Postdocs with expertise in any of the Center’s research areas -materials and synthesis, mechanics and design, processing science, sensing and control, performance, and multifunctional materials – are encouraged to apply at any time, email your resume to Kristen Scully.

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