The proposed PhD project will primarily focus on the development of liquid non-aqueous electrolytes for sodium-ion batteries. This includes investigation of novel salts and solvents in half-cell and full-cell sodium-ion batteries. Important aspects are bulk and interfacial properties of electrolytes and their ageing in long term electrochemical cycling.
The project involves using variety of electrochemical methods and spectroscopic techniques will be used to study the reactions within the system with the ultimate aim of improving performance of the batteries.
The main duties of the PhD scholar will be to conduct research on electrolytes for sodium-ion battery technology. Specifically, this will involve using a variety of electrochemical measurement techniques and spectroscopic methods (e.g. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, impedance spectroscopy, etc.) to investigate stability and performance of non-aqueous electrolytes in sodium-ion cells.
The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).
To be eligible for PhD Scholarships, an applicant must:
- has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
- has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
- has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
- Degree or equivalent in Chemistry
- Very good oral and written proficiency in English
- Previous experience in assembly of non-aqueous batteries
- Previous experience in using gloveboxes
- Good collaborative skills, drive and independence
To apply for PhD Scholarships in electrolytes for sodium-ion batteries, an applicant must submit following documents with application:
- Statement of research interest
- Curriculum Vitae
- Certificates of exams, degrees and grades
- A copy of Master thesis
- Published article or relevant materials, if available
- Contact information of at least two reference persons