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PhD Chemistry: High Throughput Synthesis of Li-ion Battery Electrodes

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  • Full or part time
    Dr S Corr
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round

Project Description

The development of new, reliable large-scale synthetic approaches to Li-ion battery materials could transform the energy storage research landscape. This PhD position will focus on the development of a high-throughput synthetic approach to prepare positive electrode materials for use in Li-ion batteries. Recently, we have developed batch synthetic microwave-assisted methods to achieve fast routes to highly crystalline materials. The current research will focus on is the development of a flow synthesis setup in order to efficiently scale up materials preparation. The project will involve designing new synthetic set-ups, testing for product purity and also testing the final products in functioning battery cells. All materials are characterised in-house using diffraction, microscopy and electrochemical methods. Advanced characterisation techniques available at the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source and Diamond Light Source will also be used to study new materials. You will work closely with other members of the research team and the project will involve close collaboration with research groups in the UK and internationally. You will also work closely with other members of the research group.

Eligibility: Applicants should be UK nationals or hold a degree from a UK university with a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Materials Science or related disciplines. The successful candidate should be highly ambitious, enthusiastic and self-motivated. Good English writing and communication skills are essential.

Start Date: October 2015

Deadline: The PhD position will be advertised until filled but applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early as places are limited and the application process is highly competitive.

Funding Notes

Funding is available to cover tuition fees for UK applicants, as well as paying a stipend at the Research Council rate (£14,057 for Session 2015-2016).

How good is research at University of Glasgow in Chemistry?
(joint submission with University of Strathclyde)

FTE Category A staff submitted: 30.80

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