Job DescriptionBasic PurposeConduct innovative research in developing chemical synthesis of nanoparticles for permanent magnet applications. Study magnetic properties of nanocomposites. Develop synthetic approaches that enable scale-up chemistry that will leads to production of permanent magnets.
This is a collaborative research effort between the Center for Nanoscale Materials, Materials Science Division, and the Energy Systems Division. Work is expected to include interaction and coordination of this research with other Argonne divisions to develop synthetic strategies that may scale to industrial processes.Knowledge, Skills and ExperienceConsiderable
Considerable knowledg of colloidal chemistry synthesis of nanoparticles; experimental techniques in characterization of nanoparticles morphology, structure and chemical composition, including TEM, SEM, XRD, EDAX, EELS and other routine spectroscopy analysis instruments.
Considerable knowledge of permanent magnetism and experimental techniques in characterization of permanent magnet materials.
Considerable skill in working interactively and productively in a multidisciplinary environment.
Considerable knowledge and skill in evaluating, selecting, and applying standard scientific/ engineering techniques, processes, and criteria and using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications.Good
Good skill in devising, performing, and evaluating innovative research.
Good skill in working independently on a day-to-day basis.
Good skill in working effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary research group.
Good skill in exercising independent judgment and defining project objectives and scientific/technical approach.
Good skill in oral and written communication, including contributions for the preparation of proposals, presentations, publications, and reports.Minimum Education/Experience Requirements
Years Since Ph.D. — 0-1, 1-2, 2-3
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