Lockheed Martin Funded Post-Doctoral Position: Carbon Nano-structured Materials (Job Code ME-PDSK022013)

The Advanced Materials and Multi-functional Structures group at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology invites applications for the position of Post‐Doctoral Research Fellow, as part of a multi-disciplinary collaborative project funded by Lockheed Martin. The successful candidate will work in the Institute Research Center for Energy (iEnergy) and will be based in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) department.

The main objective of the proposed research is to address the technological challenges connected to the integration of carbon nanotube array on carbon and glass fiber aerospace composites towards the realization of innovative solution. Specifically we aim to shed light on the relation between carbon nanotube properties, their morphological distribution in the polymeric matrix and the macroscopic properties of the composite as a function of micro- and nano-structure (in flake, fiber and paper form). This research aims to also provide the elements that will enable the development of reliable manufacturing procedures and the integration of Carbon Nanostructure (CNS)-infusion process developed by Applied Nanostructured Solutions (ANS). This means that this interdisciplinary research outcome would enable us to develop and design new hybrid, multi-functional materials for both structural and non-structural applications at several length scales.

The successful candidate will work on analytical and computational modeling, prototyping using 3D printing and experimental evaluation. He or she will interact with other principal investigators and their postdoctoral fellows, who will work on micro- and nano-structural characterization of carbon nano-structured materials. 


The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a relevant discipline (Engineering or Applied Mathematics) and an established track record of publication in top quality journals. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is a must: analytical/computational solid mechanics, micro- and nano-composites, multi-scale modeling, biomimetics and/or soft matter, Rapid-prototyping and experimental mechanics.


The position will offer a very competitive tax-free salary package (US $70K - $85K). The position will be for an initial duration of 12 months and extendable (up to 2 or 3 years) depending on funding and performance. 

Application Information

To apply for this position, please submit the following items listed below by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as a single PDF file specifying the job code ME-PDSK022013.  

  • Applicant name and contact information
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statements of research and teaching interests
  • An application letter describing the applicant’s current position and how his/her experience matches the position requirements
  • Email contact information for at least three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The candidate is expected to start at the earliest possible date. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for a follow-up interview.