PhD position: development of new hybrid gel polymer electrolytes and characterization of interfacial phenomena for solid-state batteries
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CIC energiGUNE is seeking a person interested in pursuing a PhD in the design of new electrolytes for solid-state lithium metal batteries. The project will be developed within the frame of a European project, allowing the predoctoral student to be in contact with renown international companies and research centers. The aim of the project will be to develop hybrid gel polymer electrolytes and characterize the interfacial phenomena in solid-state batteries.
Key tasks for doctoral candidate:
Desing and development of new hybrid gel polymer electrolytes tunning the chemistry of the different components (polymer, salt, plasticizer, additive).
Physicochemical and thermal characterization by Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA).
Electrochemical characterization to understand the performance of developed electrolytes in solid-state batteries and the degradation mechanism, combined with interfaces analysis by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS).
Presenting results at international conferences.
Preparation of reports and papers for submission to peer reviewed journals
The candidate will belong to Organic and Hybrid Materials group and will collaborate in polymer solid-state batteries research line.
Area: Electrochemical energy storage (EES)
Research group: Advanced electrolytes and cell integration (Organic and hybrid materials)
Research line: Polymer-rich electrolyte batteries
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3 years predoctoral contract and professional development opportunities.
Flexible working hours and with on-site work model with the option to eventually telework.
Full access to cutting-edge laboratory facilities and characterization platforms.
The incorporation to a top research center in Europe that makes high quality research and impactful contributions to the energy and sustainability fields.
Professional and personal development: opportunity to attend seminars, international conferences, trainings, etc.
Integrated, enthusiastic, international and multidisciplinary environment.
A welcome program that offers help with finding accommodation and addresses other aspects to help you integrate into the local environment (such as free language courses, assistance with the administrative procedures, help with schools for children…).
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The selection process ends once the candidate is selected.
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