PhD position in Structural Dynamics of Lithium Battery Electrode Materials
Sort on published: 2017-12-04
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Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory conducts research and education in chemistry. The Department has over 300 active persons, of which 200 are employees and the rest consists of guest researchers and students doing research at Master level. Annual turnover is just over 200 million SEK. For more information, visit the Chemistry Ångström's website.
At the Ångström Advanced Battery Centre, Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory The Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory has for many years hosted a research environment focused on the development of materials and their applications within the energy storage area: the Ångström Advanced Battery Centre. We develop novel electrode and electrolyte materials, characterise, evaluate and improve them with respect to battery performance, and study fundamental chemical processes and properties using both experimental and computational techniques. The research is, as such, both fundamental and applied.
Duties/Project description: In operando and in situ diffraction methods are extremely powerful for investigating the structural dynamics in an operating electrochemical cell over multiple length scales. From following the subtle response of a host structure to the active insertion and removal of mobile cations to mapping reaction progression across a casted battery electrode. Understanding the chemical processes that take place over these various length scales is essential to pushing the field of electrochemical energy storage forward. The goal of this project is to apply in operando X-ray and neutron diffraction methods to the study of new Lithium Rich FCC phases for rechargeable lithium ion batteries. The project will involve a large portion of travel to international facilities such as the ISIS neutron facility and the Diamond synchrotron light source in the UK and the DESY synchrotron light source in Germany. The student will design and build in operando diffraction cells for use both in-house and at major facilities, perform extensive analysis of powder diffraction data and electrochemical testing of new electrode materials.
Requirements: The applicant is expected to have a Master’s degree in chemistry, or equivalent. A strong command of English is a prerequisite.
Application: Applications should include a brief description of research interests and relevant experience, a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, thesis as well as other relevant documents that the applicant wishes to refer to.
Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines.
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Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting: 2018-02-14 or as otherwise agreed
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact
Dr. William Brant, William.Brant@kemi.uu.se
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2018-01-07,
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Placement: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/4460
Last application date: 2018-01-07