Multiscale Deformation Mechanisms due to Ballistic Impact Project
Chicago, IL

About $43,000 - $56,000 a year

Skills
Organization CCDC Army Research Laboratory
Reference Code ARL-C-WMRD-3502917393
Description
About the Research

Develop new experimental techniques towards improved understanding of underlying material response at the nano and microstructural levels during high loading rates. Track and validate multiscale deformation mechanisms in primarily polymeric materials, multilayer polymer composite materials, and polymer nanofibers. Employ mechanophore based stress-field measurements and digital image correlation methods.

The goals of the Weapons and Materials Research Directorate (WMRD) are to enhance the lethality and survivability of weapons systems, and to meet the soldier's technology needs for advanced weaponry and protection. Research is pursued in energetic materials dynamics, propulsion/flight physics, projectile warhead mechanics, terminal effects phenomena, armor/survivability technologies, environmental chemistry, and advanced materials (energetic, metals, ceramics, polymers, composite/hybrids, and mechanics) for armor, armament, missiles, ground vehicles, helicopters, and individual soldier applications necessary for maintaining and ensuring supremacy in future land warfare.

All opportunities posted are ongoing. U.S. Citizenship is required.

ARL Advisor: Muge Fermen-Coker

ARL Advisor Email: muge.fermen-coker.civ@mail.mil

About WMRD

The goals of the Weapons and Materials Research Directorate (WMRD) are to enhance the lethality and survivability of weapons systems, and to meet the soldier’s technology needs for advanced weaponry and protection. Research is pursued in energetic materials dynamics, propulsion/flight physics, projectile warhead mechanics, terminal effects phenomena, armor/survivability technologies, environmental chemistry, and advanced materials (energetic, metals, ceramics, polymers, composite/hybrids, and mechanics) for armor, armament, missiles, ground vehicles, helicopters, and individual soldier applications necessary for maintaining and ensuring supremacy in future land warfare.

About ARL-RAP

The Army Research Laboratory Research Associateship Program (ARL-RAP) is designed to significantly increase the involvement of creative and highly trained scientists and engineers from academia and industry in scientific and technical areas of interest and relevance to the Army. Scientists and Engineers at the CCDC Army Research Laboratory (ARL) help shape and execute the Army's program for meeting the challenge of developing technologies that will support Army forces in meeting future operational needs by pursuing scientific research and technological developments in diverse fields such as: applied mathematics, atmospheric characterization, simulation and human modeling, digital/optical signal processing, nanotechnology, material science and technology, multifunctional technology, combustion processes, propulsion and flight physics, communication and networking, and computational and information sciences.

A complete application includes:
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Three References Forms
An email with a link to the reference form will be available in Zintellect to the applicant upon completion of the on-line application. Please send this email to persons you have selected to complete a reference.
References should be from persons familiar with your educational and professional qualifications (include your thesis or dissertation advisor, if applicable)
Transcripts
Transcript verifying receipt of degree must be submitted with the application. Student/unofficial copy is acceptable
If selected by an advisor the participant will also be required to write a research proposal to submit to the ARL-RAP review panel for :

Research topic should relate to a specific opportunity at ARL (see Research Areas)
The objective of the research topic should be clear and have a defined outcome
Explain the direction you plan to pursue
Include expected period for completing the study
Include a brief background such as preparation and motivation for the research
References of published efforts may be used to improve the proposal
A link to upload the proposal will be provided to the applicant once the advisor has made their selection.

Questions about this opportunity? Please email ARLFellowship@orau.or

Eligibility Requirements
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
Degree: Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 month(s).

Discipline(s):
Computer Sciences (17 )
Engineering (27 )
Environmental and Marine Sciences (13 )
Life Health and Medical Sciences (47 )
Mathematics and Statistics (11 )
Nanotechnology (1 )
Other Physical Sciences (12 )
Physics (16 )
Age: Must be 18 years of age