Next Generation Sodium-ion Batteries (NEXGENNA) – 4 Postdoctoral Researchers
The University of St Andrews is seeking four materials chemists, preferably with experience in battery technologies, as part of a project funded through the Faraday Institution (www.faraday.ac.uk) on next generation sodium-ion batteries. The positions are available immediately and run until March 2021 in the first instance (with a possible extension to 4 years). The four posts are as follows:
Two positions working on new layered positive electrode materials for sodium-ion batteries. The successful candidate will join the research group of Dr. Rob Armstrong and should have a PhD in chemistry or related subject, ideally with experience of lithium-ion or sodium-ion batteries. Further information can be obtained informally by contacting Dr. Rob Armstrong email@example.com
A position working on the scale up of sodium-ion batteries and working closely with industrial partners. The successful candidate will join the group of Professor John Irvine and should have a PhD in chemistry or related subject, ideally with experience of lithium-ion or sodium-ion batteries. Further information can be obtained informally by contacting Professor John Irvine firstname.lastname@example.org
A position working on organic negative electrode materials for sodium-ion batteries. The successful candidate will be an inorganic or physical chemist, preferably with experience in the synthesis and characterisation of metal-organic frameworks or related materials. They will join the research groups of Dr. Rob Armstrong and Professor Russell Morris. The successful candidate should have a PhD in chemistry or related subject, ideally with experience of MOF chemistry. Further information can be obtained informally by contacting Dr. Rob Armstrong email@example.com or Professor Russell Morris firstname.lastname@example.org.
The positions are funded through Wave 2 of the Faraday Institution and hence the applicants will be working on the NEXGENNA project. There will be excellent opportunities to engage with the wider Faraday programs for the appointed researchers.
Emergent Nanomaterials – Post Doctoral Researcher
We have an opening for a post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on an EPSRC funded multicentre project on Emergent Nanomaterials.
The PDRA will lead on developing the functionality of Emergent Nanoparticles. This will relate to electrochemistry, fuel cell and electrolysis electrodes, heterogeneous catalysis and physical characterization. This will be underpinned by synthesis and characterisation efforts.
This position will be available from 1st January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter and is available for two years in the first instance.
Waste to Energy – Post Doctoral Researcher
We have an opening for a post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on a DASA funded project on Waste to Energy conversion.
The PDRA will address the utilisation of a wood and polystyrene solid mixture as fuel in a modified solid oxide fuel cell concept. The project seeks to demonstrate feasibility of larger scale operation building upon an exciting recently demonstrated concept. It will suit candidates interested in electrochemical engineering at scale.
This position will be available from 1st January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter and is available for one year in the first instance. Applicants interested in working at less than 100% time over a longer period are welcome.
The School of Chemistry has opportunities available to work on sodium-ion batteries with Dr. Rob Armstrong, Professor John Irvine and Professor Russell Morris at the University of St Andrews. These studentships will be fully funded by the University of St. Andrews for UK and EU applicants and are linked to a Faraday institution funded project. NEXGENNA led by St. Andrews. The relatively low cost of sodium ion batteries makes them potentially attractive as a next generation technology, particularly for static energy storage applications and low-cost vehicles. The St Andrews activity in this consortium relates to both positive and negative electrodes and to scale-up activities
Layered sodium transition metal oxides for sodium-ion batteries. This studentship with Dr. Rob Armstrong will focus on investigating layered materials as candidate positive electrode materials. Work will involve synthesis, characterisation including diffraction, X-ray absorption spectroscopy and microscopy, and electrochemical evaluation.
Scale-up of sodium-ion batteries. This studentship with Prof. John Irvine will focus on the scale up of sodium-ion batteries and will involve working closely with industrial partners in the consortium. This will include the scale-up of synthesis and pouch cell fabrication and evaluation.
Organic negative electrode materials for sodium-ion batteries. This studentship with Dr. Rob Armstrong and Prof. Russell Morris will focus on the synthesis and characterisation of novel conjugated dicarboxylates for use as negative electrodes and their testing in electrochemical cells.
Applications are invited from outstanding UK and EU students, who hold a first or upper second-class degree or equivalent. Successful candidates will receive an annual stipend in line with RC-UK rates and payment of their tuition fees. Applicants should be available for interview on selected dates.
Applications can be made through the University of St Andrews online application form at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/apply/postgraduate/research/
Electrochemical Switching of Emergent Nanoparticles for Promotion of Catalysis – PhD Student
The constrained production of nanoparticles is a very powerful and extensive phenomenon that we have recently elaborated. The dispersion, stability, versatility and coherence with the substrate impart quite significant properties to the well-ordered array of emergent nanoparticles. Emergent nanomaterials provide very significant surface-particle interactions and promise new dimensions in catalysis and in electrochemical devices. Exsolved metals can react to form compounds whilst maintaining the integrity of the nanostructural array and this offers much potential for further elaboration of the concept. Recent progress has shown that this process can be driven electrochemically in fuel cell type devices and that thermally produced emergent base metal oxide structures can compete successfully with commercial platinum group metal catalysts for NO and CO oxidation. Here we seek to utilise electrochemical means to develop carefully controlled emergent nanoparticle arrays that we can utilise in different catalytic applications.
Contact for further information or initial enquiries Professor John Irvine at email@example.com
Applications can be made through the University of St Andrews online application form at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/apply/postgraduate/research/Läs mer
|Titel||Postdoc and PhD positions in materials, chemistry and energy research at the University of St Andrews|
|Employer||University of St. Andrews|
|Job location||St Andrews, KY16 9AJ Fife|
|Publicerad||november 12, 2019|
|Sista ansökningsdatum||december 16, 2019|
|Befattningar||Postdoktor,   Doktorand  |
|Ämnen||Energiteknik,   Nanoteknik,   Materialkemi,   Organisk kemi,   Katalys,   Elektrokemi,   Oorganisk kemi,   Spektroskopi  |