Published on Monday April 27, 2009
Ph.D. student Michael Birnkrant (advisor: Christopher Li) is the recipient of a National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Air Force Research Laboratory/ Materials & Manufacturing Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
Birnkrant will pursue research in reconfigurable polymeric hierarchical nanostructures with Dr. Timothy Bunning, American Physical Society (APS) Fellow and the 2002 APS John H. Dillion Polymer Prize recipient. Bunning leads a diverse research and development effort within the Directorate to develop new responsive materials and approaches for integration in optical sensing, laser beam control, and filtering applications.
The 12-month associateship, beginning in late July 2009, consists of a stipend of $59,000 per year and is renewable for an additional year.