PhD Studentship: Energy storage – battery material design/synthesis, soft electrodes, flexible batteries and Operando studies

Location:

London

Funding amount:

Full UK and EU tuition fees and bursary.


Applications are invited for a PhD research studentship starting from October 2020.

Title: Energy storage – battery material design/synthesis, soft electrodes, flexible batteries and Operando studies.

Project: In the design of flexible battery electrodes, trade-offs between energy/power capability and mechanical flexibility impede further progress in many emergent applications. We seek to understand the underlying causes of this by deploying optimal in situ/operando methods to characterise battery electrochemistry, electrode-electrolyte interface and electrical/ionic percolation in electrodes under mechanical deformation and will pursue further to establish improved metrology for flexible batteries.

Funding: This studentship is supported by a bursary and full fees at UK/EU student rate. The starting date of this studentship will be 1st October 2020.

Research environment: The successful student will work under the supervision of Dr Chandramohan George, based at Dyson School of Design Engineering https://www.imperial.ac.uk/design-engineering/research/energy-technologies-and-systems/and part of https://www.imperial.ac.uk/electrochem-sci-eng. This project may also present opportunities to collaborate with research groups and specialized research facilities across UK and EU.

Required skills: Please visit https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/apply/requirements/ for the College PhD entry requirements. Candidates should have a bachelor’s and master’s degree (a minimum of UK upper second class honours level) in subject areas such as nanotechnology, physics, chemistry, electrochemistry or material science and engineering or closely related areas. Experimental background in nanomaterial synthesis and process, battery fabrication, testing or battery simulation and modelling will be an advantage.

Informal inquiries should be sent to Dr. Chandramohan George: chandramohan.george@imperial.ac.uk and please enclose a copy of CV.

 

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