About the Project
The aim of the project is to develop the capability to characterize and control the surface functional groups of Deregallera’s new sodium-ion battery anode material and supercapacitor material; thereby providing a low cost and “chemie douce” method of:
· Realizing a significant increase in performance and reduction in synthesis cost of the sodium battery anode material
· Increase the wettability of their supercapacitor activated carbon with ionic liquids, increasing cell energy density by a factor of 2
The successful student will be trained in photoelectron spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analysis with FTIR and Mass spec sampling. There may also be opportunities to use AFM and SEM microscopy. They will be part of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute and will also spend some time working in Deregallera’s research laboratories.
Professor Philip Davies - Professor Philip Davies - People - Cardiff University
Dr David Morgan - Dr David Morgan - People - Cardiff University
Dr Katherine Hunter, Deregallera Ltd - Deregallera
This is for a one year MPhil starting on the 1st October 2021
To apply please complete an online application stating that you wish to be considered for the KESS2 East funded post Chemistry - Study - Cardiff University
To be eligible for the KESS2 funding, successful candidate will need to be resident in the East Wales region at application for the scholarship and at enrolment with the University – A map of eligible areas is available here https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/519273/Structural-Fund-regions-in-Wales-map.pdf for further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications is Tuesday 31st August. We reserve the right to close applications early, if sufficient applications are received.
Please be aware that applicants must be UK residents. This funding cannot be used to apply for a student visa if you are an EU or international student.
Student stipend: £11,586 pa. In addition, there is travel and conference funding
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