ARL 38 – Research Assistant, Materials and Device Simulations

Project Name
Materials and Device Simulations for Emerging Electronics

Project Description
The project is part of an ongoing emerging materials and device research effort in the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL). One focus area is exploration and investigation of materials and device designs, both theoretically and experimentally, for low-power, high-speed, and light weight electronic devices.

Job Description
The research assistant will work with ARL scientists to investigate fundamental material and device properties of low-dimensional nanomaterials (2D materials and functionalized diamond surfaces). For this study, various bottom-up materials and device modelling tools based on atomistic approaches such as first-principles density functional theory (DFT) and molecular dynamics (MD) will be used. In addition, numerical and analytical modeling will be used to quantify and analyze data obtained from atomistic simulation to facilitate comparison to in-house experimental findings.

Preferred Skills
– An undergraduate or graduate student in electrical engineering, materials science, physics or computational chemistry
– Sound knowledge of materials and device physics concepts
– Proficiency in at least one scripting language
– Proficiency with atomistic materials modeling concepts
– Interest in fundamental materials design and discovery

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