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Washington State University Institute for Shock Physics

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

Washington State University (WSU) is committed to significant advances in research, innovation, and scholarship through strategic investments in faculty, research infrastructure, and by building on WSU’s research strengths.  The Shock Physics effort at WSU has a long and distinguished record — spanning 55 plus years — of research excellence and rigorous education.  The Institute for Shock Physics (ISP), a highly successful multidisciplinary research organization within the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), is nationally/internationally recognized for its scientific achievements and leadership in dynamic compression science.

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

Institute for Shock Physics, Pullman, WA

Assistant Professor – Experimentalist

The Institute for Shock Physics (ISP) is a multidisciplinary research organization, within the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Washington State University (WSU), with an emphasis on understanding condensed matter response at extreme conditions. The WSU shock physics effort, widely recognized as the academic leader in the field, has a long and distinguished history of research innovations and excellence, and rigorous hands-on training in studying material response under extreme dynamic compression. Spanning more than five decades, many pioneering developments in shock wave experiments and theory have been carried out at WSU. One of WSU’s most notable achievements in this field has been the outstanding group of scientists who have been educated and trained as graduate students and postdoctoral research associates. These individuals have gone on to become leaders in this field.1 Academic partners in the Institute’s dynamic compression activities include Princeton University, California Institute of Technology, and Stanford University.


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