Postdoctoral Research Associate – high-performance sensing architectures

brookhavenThe Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) explores the unique properties of materials and processes at the nanoscale. The CFN is a research center whose mission is to advance the science of nanomaterials that address the nation’s energy challenges. The Electronic Nanomaterials Group in the CFN is soliciting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position.

This project will develop high-performance sensing architectures, by exploiting the unique structural and functional properties of nanowires. The project will leverage CFN infrastructure for nanopatterning, self-assembly, functional synthesis, and device characterization, in order to develop one-of-a-kind nano-architectures optimized for sensing.

The successful candidate will be tasked with developing novel gas sensor devices based on metal oxide nanostructures, exploiting CFN competencies in infiltration synthesis, a process by which nanoscale polymer templates can be converted into inorganic replicas. A particular focus will be on:

a) generating metal oxide nanostructures using lithographically defined polymer templates as well as self-assembled diblock copolymer thin films;
b) integrating the metal oxide nanostructures into gas sensor devices;
c) characterizing device electrical properties and associated gas-sensing performance. Broadly, the research targets the application of nanoscale polymer templates and infiltration synthesis in the CMOS-process-compatible fabrication of nanostructured semiconductor devices with enhanced sensing functionality.

Review of applications begins immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The initial appointment will be one year, with a conditional extension for a second year.

Research will be under the direction of Dr. Chang-Yong Nam. 
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