PhD within battery separator research, Department of Chemical engineering, NTNU, Norway

About the position
We have a 3 year vacancy for a PhD Research Fellow in battery separator research at Department of Chemical engineering

For a position as a PhD Research Fellow, the goal is a completed doctoral education up to an obtained doctoral degree.

The successful candidate will work for the 3S battery project: “Super selective separators for battery applications”. This project is funded by the Research Council of Norway through the Technological Convergence call. SINTEF industry (Norway) and Uppsala University (Sweden) are the project partners. The objective of the 3S battery project is to develop and engineer tailored separators enabling high electrochemical performances and long cyclic life in Li-S batteries.

The PhD candidate will be involved in the design, fabrication, and characterization of separators with nano-scale architectures and functionalities to address the challenges in Li-S batteries. The tasks may require experience in membrane and thin film fabrication, characterization, nanocomposite design, and battery assembly and testing.

The selected candidate will join the Membrane Laboratory in the Department of Chemical Engineering and work closely with the Battery Laboratory in the Department of Material Sciences at NTNU. These laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for the fabrication and characterization of nanocomposite, membranes and thin films, and battery assembly and evaluation.

The position will report to Prof. Liyuan Deng. The immediate leader of the position is the Head of Department of Chemical Engineering.

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