The National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST) Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) will award a five-year
cooperative agreement totaling $15 million to the University of Maryland (UMD),
College Park, Md., to develop and implement a Postdoctoral Researcher and Visiting
Fellow Measurement Science and Engineering Program. This program will advance
the CNST’s mission to support the development of nanotechnology by providing
as many as 100 researchers with one- to two-year appointments at the CNST.
Visiting researchers supported by the cooperative agreement will aid in the
development of measurement and fabrication methods, standards and technology
in a wide range of areas including future electronics; nanofabrication and nanomanufacturing;
energy transport, storage, and conversion; and bionanotechnology.
In addition to providing new research opportunities for U.S. industrial, university,
and government scientists, the funding will provide training for the next generation
of nanotechnologists by providing recent Ph.D. recipients postdoctoral research
opportunities to work under the mentorship of CNST project leaders and have
access to a state-of-the-art nanofabrication facility, the CNST NanoFab. Under
the terms of the cooperative agreement, UMD will identify candidates for the
available research projects based on cooperatively developed criteria.
The positions are open to all qualified applicants, including non-U.S. citizens.
For more information and to apply, visit the Maryland Nanocenter Web site,