Recent advances in fabrication make solid sub-nanometer pores in two-dimensional (2D) materials a reality. Such pores, often resulting from merely a dozen or so atomic sites ejected from the host 2D lattice, promise to revolutionize a diverse range of applied areas, including water desalination, biomolecule sensing, and power generation.
Our group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has recently started a cutting-edge collaboration with UC Berkeley, UC Merced, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, aimed at experimentally and theoretically investigating 2D sub-nm pores with properties engineered at the atomic level for specific applications.
We are seeking qualified student/postdoctoral candidates with interest/background in theory and simulation, which includes classical MD and DFT/DFTMD. No US citizenship is required. Successful candidates will be stationed at either UC Berkeley or UC Merced with a guest researcher status at NIST. If interested, please contact me via direct message on this forum or find my contact details here.