Researcher in Materials Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
United States

Researcher in Materials Engineering
 

Requisition #: A-143869-26

Status: Full Time

Type: Faculty

School: Whiting School of Engineering

Department/Program: Commercial and Government Programs Office

Location City: Gaithersburg

Location State: MD

Location Zip Code: 20899

Closing Date: Open until filled

General Description

Title: Impact of Degraded Asphalt Shingles

 

Project Description:

The Infrastructure Materials Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology seeks a researcher who has knowledge of polymeric materials, as well as familiarity or expertise within one or more of the following technical areas: polymer degradation characterization, instrumented mechanical testing for strain evolution, structural health monitoring, material damage analysis or modeling.

If selected, you will play a significant role in the Disaster and Failures Studies (DFS) Program's Hurricane Ian Study program for roofing material evaluation, which includes working with NIST staff and external partners on planning and executing experimental research to study the effects of Hurricane Ian's wind hazards on roofing material, including asphalt shingles.  These findings, if warranted, will lead to proposing guidance, codes, and/or standards provisions for improved resilience of coastal communities.

Key activities for this research position would include, but not be limited to:

-         Developing new test methods for accelerated aging of roofing materials.

-         Designing and implementing service life prediction models, built on robust data sets, to identify at-risk aged roofing material.

-         Providing technical leadership on the failure mechanisms for roofing materials based on field work and/or laboratory studies.

-         Disseminating Hurricane Ian and other research results through presentations at conferences and publication of authoritative journal papers and reports.

Qualifications

-     Ph.D. in Chemistry/ Physics/ Mechanical Engineer/ Chemical Engineer/ Civil Engineer/ Materials Science

-     Currently lives in the United States

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