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About the Project

Funding provider: Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Subject areas: Electrochemical energy storage, Batteries

Project start date: 01/10/2021

Length of studies: Three years

Project description: This PhD work will focus on the development of High-Performance Primary Batteries using CFx as Cathode Material. This PhD is funded from a programme jointly managed by the French MOD’s Defence Innovation Agency (AID) and the UK MOD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). The grant is held by Dr. Anji Reddy Munnangi, Swansea University, UK, in collaboration with Dr. Gauthier Magali, CEA Saclay, France.

The PhD will be developed within the Energy Storage group which is part of the newly created Centre of Excellence ‘CAPTURE’ at the Faculty of Science and Engineering. CAPTURE (Circular Applications To Utilise and Retain Energy) is an interdisciplinary research centre dedicated to the development of a circular approach to the manufacture and management of energy storage solutions. The selected student is expected to spend a minimum of six months at the French Institute (CEA Saclay).

Project supervisors: Dr. Anji Reddy Munnangi, Swansea University, UK, and Dr. Gauthier Magali, CEA Saclay, France

Available resources/facilities: all the facilities required to achieve the goals of the project.


Candidates should hold a minimum of an upper second class (2:1) honours degree (or its equivalent) in Chemistry or Materials Engineering.

English Language requirements: If applicable – IELTS 6.5 overall (with at least 5.5 in each individual component) or Swansea recognised equivalent. Details on the Swansea University English Language entry policy can be found here.

UK/French applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship.


UK applicants: The scholarship will cover the full cost of UK tuition fees. 

French applicants: The scholarship will cover the cost of UK/Home tuition fees only. Applicants may apply for the PGR EU Transitional Bursary to cover the difference between UK and International tuition fees.

An annual stipend payable for three years will also be provided:

Year 1 – £15,285

Year 2 – £15,744

Year 3 – £16,216

Additional funds will also be available for research expenses. 

Funding Notes

French students are also eligible to apply.

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