We invite applications for the following postdoctoral position at the University of Wisconsin – Madison with Prof. John Booske in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Prof. Dane Morgan and Dr. Ryan Jacobs in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering:
This work is mainly focused on advanced experimental synthesis (bulk and single crystal), surface characterization and materials performance assessment to understand, design, and deploy novel perovskite oxide materials as electron emitters. The successful commercialization of these materials is expected to have broad impact on an array of technologically important applications ranging from imaging in the medical, scientific, and manufacturing domains to high power electronic devices prevalent in civilian communications, radar and national defense.
In addition, this work will involve experimental characterization and property analysis to understand and design novel complex oxide materials to function as fast ion conductors at low temperature. Enhanced ion conduction at low temperature will enable improved application of oxides in applications ranging from solid oxide fuel cells to chemical looping.
This work will enable career-expanding interaction and collaboration with many researchers in the field and includes an interdisciplinary team of materials scientists and electrical engineers.
A PhD in materials science, chemistry, physics or a related field is required, as well as strong familiarity with advanced surface characterization (e.g. Photoelectron spectroscopy, Electron microscopy, Synchrotron X-ray sources, Auger, and related methods) and thin film deposition methods (Sputtering, Pulsed Laser Deposition, and related methods). Experience with surface characterization of oxides, particularly perovskite oxides, is preferred, but capable and enthusiastic applicants with varied background will be considered.
The appointment is initially for one year with the expectation of this being extended if the work is going well. Interested applicants should send (1) CV in PDF format, (2) a brief cover letter describing suitability for the position, and (3) contact information for three references to Ryan Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Professor John Booske (https://directory.engr.wisc.edu/ece/Faculty/Booske_John/): John Booske’s decades of research span many sources and applications of electromagnetic fields. Relevant to this position, he provides comprehensive experience with vacuum electronic devices and specific experience with and laboratory facilities for thermionic cathode synthesis and characterization.
Professor Dane Morgan (http://matmodel.engr.wisc.edu/): Dane Morgan’s work combines thermostatistics, kinetics, and informatics analysis with atomic scale calculations to understand and predict materials properties. His application interests include electrochemical systems, nuclear materials, and electron emission devices.
We invite applications for a postdoctoral position at the University of Wisconsin – Madison with Prof. Izabela Szlufarska in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the area of high-temperature ceramics for nuclear energy applications. This work involves synthesis and characterization of existing and novel materials that can withstand the harsh conditions of nuclear reactors, including radiation, high temperature, corrosion, and mechanical stresses. The focus is on the use of state-of-the-art microscopy and nanomechanical testing to understand defect behavior in binary and ternary carbides and borides and the impact of radiation on corrosion and mechanical failure. This experimental work involves a close collaboration with other postdocs and students in Prof. Szlufarska’s group who carry out computational studies on the same materials systems.
A PhD in materials science, nuclear engineering, physics or a related field is required, as well as strong familiarity with advanced electron microscopy techniques for defect analysis in materials. Experience with radiation effects is preferred, but capable and enthusiastic applicants with varied background will be considered.
The appointment is initially for one year with the expectation of this being extended if the work is going well. Interested applicants should send (1) CV in PDF format, (2) a brief cover letter describing suitability for the position, and (3) contact information for three references to Prof. Izabela Szlufarska at email@example.com. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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