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- Synthesis and thermal processing of polymers and block copolymers. - Synthesis and self-assembly of plasmonic nanoparticles. - Processing and characterization of carbon fibers. - Property measurements with mechanical, thermal, and morphological tools. - Nanoporous structure characterization; Mechanical properties of high performance composites; and/or electrochemistry analysis for battery, fuel cell, or supercapacitor. - Collect experimental data and analyze data; - Prepare reports for funding agency and submit manuscripts based on work to peer reviewed journals and present results at national conferences. - Work with faculty supervisor and graduate students. - Take the initiative in finding solutions to scientific problems that arise on a day-to-day research. - Pursue research goals with routine consultation, but limited supervision. - Supervise/train undergraduate or graduate students in laboratory procedures. - Assist in project design, execution, and interpretation of research projects to gain practical experience in the field. - Prepare professional presentations, professional reports, and publications. - Engage in collaborative work with peers to achieve research objectives.
- Recent doctoral degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or related fields with strong nanomaterials background; completed by the time of appointment. - Strong polymer chemistry and mechanical property analysis skills - Strong background in polymer fiber, carbon fiber, and polymer composite - Strong work habits and the ability to work independently as well as with a research group. - Strong communication skills. - Strong technical writing and oral English skills
- Preferred research experience in more than one of the following: polymer synthesis, polymer fiber processing, polymer film processing, carbon fiber, polymer composite, self-assembly, electrospinning, mechanical property characterization, nanopore characterization, chemical vapor deposition, and electrochemistry analysis. - Preferred instruments skills include DMA, TGA, DSC, GPC, AFM, SEM, TEM, and SAXS. - Evidence of good project management. - Evidence of developing publications based on research. - Ability to work under limited supervision. - Creativity, independence and high motivation. - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of personnel in the organization.
Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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