302 831 8079 wagnernj@udel.edu

Postdoctoral Researcher

Deadline: Open until filled
The researcher will work with Professor Wagner and his research team.  The research will include formulation and testing of STF-composites for use in space applications centered around astronaut protection on project with STF Technologies LLC under a NASA funded STTR grant. The research will include both proprietary and publishable work.


  • Work with UD and STF Technologies researchers to formulate shear thickening fluids and integrate them into composites.
  • Perform rheological characterization of STF fluids as well as performance testing of STF-composites.
  • Responsible for data management, analysis, and presentation of results to industrial and NASA scientists and management, business leaders, as well as at relevant scientific conferences.

A PhD or equivalent in chemical engineering, physical chemistry, physics or related fields with experience in experimental measurements of the rheology and or structure of complex fluids. Expertise in colloids science and or textile engineering is desirable.  Strong interpersonal skills along with analytical skills.


How To Apply

Job ID # 103866

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