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Post-Doctoral Researcher in Materials Science and Engineering



DEPARTMENT:  U.S. Department of Energy


AGENCY:  National Energy Technology Laboratory


LEVEL:  Post-Doctoral


POSITION INFORMATION:  Temporary, 12 months full-time with the possibility of extension


DUTY LOCATION:  Albany, Oregon


WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:  United States Citizens, LPRs, & Foreign Nationals with appropriate approval





Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) this posting seeks motivated post-graduates (PhD) interested in researching as a part of Structural Materials Development Division at NETL.  This division conducts research to evaluate environmental impacts and risk assessments associated with domestic energy resource development. The post-graduate research pertains to materials performance in supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) environments at high temperatures.



Interest in power generation using supercritical CO2 (sCO2) cycles has increased in recent years due primarily to higher efficiencies.  The sCO2 power cycles rely heavily on heat recuperation. For this, compact heat exchangers are proposed to reduce equipment size and enhance heat transfer between heat source and sCO2.  The heat exchanger architectures are typically formed by joining processes such as diffusion bonding, welding, or brazing. Effect of sCO2 environment on the mechanical and chemical stability of joined advanced alloys is being investigated and as a part of the research group the selected applicant is expected to contribute to this research.


Applicants should have demonstrated background to relate joining process parameters to resulting microstructures and properties. They are expected to have ability to characterize general mechanical behavior and deformation mechanisms (e.g., SEM/TEM) as well as to relate this behavior to microstructural features that may affect or control failure mechanisms.


The selected applicant will have excellent verbal and written English communication skills as well as the ability to represent NETL effectively in conferences and publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals.



  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or approved Foreign Nationals

  • Must hold PhD degree from an accredited institution in a field appropriate for the applicant’s area of expertise.



Applicants should apply through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) program.  The ORISE Program provides opportunities for undergraduate students, recent graduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty researchers.  NETL utilizes the ORISE program to support research and work within NETL’s Office of Research & Development. 


  • Interested applicants should complete the online application at
  • In the online application list Omer Dogan as your requested mentor.  This will associate your application with this job posting.
  • If you have additional questions please contact Nancy Andres,, who is the NETL ORISE program contact.
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