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The role of mixing upon the microstructure of Li ion battery electrode materials during manufacture.


Project Description

UK/EU PhD Student Opportunities in the Particle and Multiphase Processing Group
School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK
Group Leader Professor Mark Simmons

We seek applicants for three PhD positions in our research group which has a reputation for carrying out internationally leading research in a highly supportive training environment.

Two projects are linked to the newly awarded £6.3M EPSRC Programme Grant PREMIERE, joint with Imperial College, University College London and the Alan Turing Institute. Through this project, we will create the next generation of models for multiphase flow systems which for these two PhD projects tackle challenges in the fast moving consumer goods and healthcare respectively.

Project 3
The final project is linked to our activities in the processes governing the manufacture of chemical energy storage materials including batteries. The University of Birmingham is part of a Faraday project NEXTRODE, which will produce next generation battery electrode materials through smarter manufacturing. This project will develop new protocols for the scale up of new electrode materials from laboratory to process scale, including measurements of mixing efficiency using state of the art flow measurement techniques including particle image velocimetry and positron emission particle tracking.

Funding Notes

Funding is available for three years for UK or EU applicants with a good undergraduate degree (2i or above) in Chemical Engineering or a related discipline.
Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Mark Simmons

Related Subjects

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Chemical Engineering

FTE Category A staff submitted: 32.50

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