6th September 2019 : Postdoc directed self-assembly of polymers, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

Postdoc position directed self-assembly of polymers, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

The candidate will advance materials by design principles through the
development of new block copolymers for next generation lithography for the
semiconductor industry. The fellowship will be funded through the Center for
Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD—https://chimad.northwestern.edu) to
support collaborative research between the groups of P. Nealey and J. de Pablo
at Univ. of Chicago and the project led by J. Kline at NIST. The postdoc will be
primarily stationed in the Materials Science and Engineering Division at NIST
in Gaithersburg, MD but will make extended visits to the University of Chicago.
Multiple techniques—atomistic molecular simulations, coarse-grained
molecular simulations, data analytics and machine learning will be used to
elucidatethe crucial links between chemistry, thermodynamics and, ultimately,
polymer structure. At all steps, the postdoc will work closely with experimentalists
for validation and exchange of ideas. The efforts will also be linked to the polymer
property predictor and database project (http://pppdb.uchicago.edu).
Start dates of late 2019/early 2020.

From: Debra Audus <debra.audus@nist.gov>