PhD in Battery Material at University of Warwick, UK

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PhD in Battery Material: We are seeking a highly motivated candidate for a PhD position in the field of battery materials research. The project focuses on the development and utilization of a novel characterization tool to investigate performance-controlling interfaces and microstructures in battery materials. This project is part of a collaborative effort within the WMG at the University of Warwick. The successful candidate will contribute to advancing our understanding of battery interfaces and their impact on material performance.

DesignationResearch AreaLocation
PhD PositionBattery Material Interfaces and MicrostructuresUniversity of Warwick, UK


  • A minimum of an upper second-class bachelor’s degree in material science, engineering, physics, or chemistry.
  • A relevant master’s degree and/or practical experience will be advantageous.
  • Proficiency in English with excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Self-motivation and excellent time-management skills are essential.

Job Description:

PhD in The Development of a New Multi-Modal Capability for Investigating Battery Material Interfaces and Microstructures

The project aims to develop strategies for investigating the degradation of interfaces and structural dynamics in advanced high-Ni NMC cathodes as they age. The project will heavily utilize a specialized characterization tool consisting of a Plasma Focused Ion Beam (PFIB) microscope equipped with airless transfer and cryogenic capabilities. The candidate will work on various aspects of the project, including the development of Time-of-Flight SIMS and quadrupole SIMS techniques to study solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) layers. The candidate will also explore cryogenic SIMS analysis and assess the effects of ion species on battery interfaces.

Funding and Eligibility:

  • The position is funded with the standard UKRI stipend for 4 years (currently £18,622).
  • Funding is available for eligible Home fee status and UK domicile EU students.

How to Apply: To apply, please complete our online enquiry form and upload your CV. Ensure that you meet the minimum requirements before filling out the online form.

Last Date for Apply: Until position filled

For more information about the project and application details, please visit: Link to Project Details

Please note that incomplete applications or applications that do not meet the minimum requirements may not be considered.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and collaborative research team at the University of Warwick and contribute to cutting-edge research in battery materials. We look forward to receiving your application.



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