The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) is seeking a research faculty member to undertake research and development (R&D) of high strength conductors and reinforcement materials for building the next generation of ultrahigh field magnets.
The MagLab is the world’s premier magnet laboratory with state-of-the-art high magnetic field facilities and has a history in development and application of high strength materials for high field magnets. The incumbent will enhance the efforts on high strength material development activities in the MagLab so that new generation of ultrahigh field magnets can be built for users. The work scope includes development of high strength copper-alloy conductors, development of fabrication procedures for pre-industrial manufacturing of these conductors, development of testing methods related to mechanical strength and electrical conductivity, characterization and theoretical modeling of these materials. This person will conduct in-depth research on strengthening mechanisms of high strength materials and address the need for next generation of pulsed, resistive and superconducting magnets. Initially the primary focus will be on high strength materials for pulsed magnets. This can be later extended to other types of conductors for high field magnets.
The scope of this position can also include development of high strength fibers and high strength structural materials, research for in-house R&D programs, as well as research in cooperation with other research and industrial partners. Some international travel may be required.
Ph.D degree in materials science or related field, and must have at least 2 years of experience relevant to high strength composite conductors.
Knowledge on high strength materials, and have hands-on experience in material characterization, conductor fabrication, and material property modeling. [The characterization includes mechanical property tests (tensile, fatigue, and fracture toughness tests), electrical conductivity characterization as a function of testing temperature and fabrication parameters, and transmission and scanning electron microscopy. The fabrication includes alloy casting, deformation, and heat-treatments.]
Excellent track record of high quality research as shown by high quality scientific publications in the field.
Experience in material deformation at cryogenic condition and in high magnetic fields is a plus.
Internal Number: 44603
About National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
The only facility of its kind in the United States, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) is the largest and highest-powered magnet laboratory in the world. Every year, more than a thousand scientists from dozens of countries come to use our unique magnets with the support of highly experienced staff scientists and technicians. Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation and the State of Florida, these researchers use our facilities for free, probing fundamental questions about materials, energy and life. Their findings result in more than 400 scientific publications a year in peer-reviewed journals such as Nature, Science and Physical Review Letters.
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