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4-year PhD Studentship in Energy Storage Materials

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

A fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships in the area of energy storage materials is available under the supervision of Dr Nuria Tapia-Ruiz in the Department of Chemistry, Lancaster University, commencing in January 2020. The position is funded by Lancaster University and will be linked to the Faraday Institution NEXGENNA project for development of Na-ion batteries (https://faraday.ac.uk/research/beyond-lithium-ion/sodium-ion-batteries/

The project will focus on development and characterisation of next-generation electrode materials for sodium-ion batteries with improved performance in terms of capacity, safety and lifetime and low-cost. During this project, you will be trained in core practical techniques in battery materials synthesis and electrochemical characterisation. You will have the opportunity to further your knowledge through regular group meetings and seminars with other group members with experience in these areas. You will have access to brand new facilities and equipment, including a brand-new chemistry laboratory with cutting-edge battery equipment and departmental facilities such as solid-state NMR, X-ray diffraction suite, AFM and others.

Applicants will hold, or expect to receive, a 1st class or 2:1 UK Masters-level or BSc degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong interest in energy storage, enthusiasm to work in a laboratory environment, willingness to learn, a collaborative attitude, and will possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

We encourage informal e-mail enquiries before submitting an application to Dr Nuria Tapia-Ruiz (). Applications should be made via Lancaster University’s online application system (http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/how-to-apply-for-postgraduate-study/). Applications will be considered in the order that they are received, and the position may be filled when a suitable candidate has been identified. Please indicate on your application that you are applying for this funded PhD project.

The Department of Chemistry at Lancaster University provides a research environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each student, and promotes a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to the Athena Swan Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research. Our commitment to these principles is reflected in our recent receipt of an Athena Swan Bronze Award. The Department of Chemistry also operates an informal PhD peer-peer mentor scheme available to all students.

Funding Notes

The studentships will cover fees at the UK/EU rate plus the standard maintenance stipend (£15,009 for 2019/20).

How good is research at Lancaster University in Chemistry?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 12.00

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