Postdoctoral Research on Na-O2 and Li-O2 batteries

2016-12-05

The following Postdoctoral Research position is now available at Ångström Advanced Battery Centre.

Towards stable Na-O2 and Li-O2 Batteries

Location: Ångström Advanced Battery Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden
Application deadline: 31st of January 2017
Suggested starting date: 1st of March 2017
Responsible person: Assist. Prof. Reza Younesi

Rechargeable oxygen (O2) batteries such as lithium-oxygen (Li-O2) and sodium-oxygen (Na-O2) batteries hold promise to increase the gravimetrical energy density compared to that
of Li-ion batteries. However, they have shown to suffer from different challenges regarding
electrolyte solvent and salt decomposition. The fundamental understanding of O2 reactions
in aprotic electrolytes is therefore a field which requires further investigations. The goal of this postdoctoral research project is to generate a better understanding of parameters governing chemical and electrochemical reaction in metal-O2 batteries. The knowledge obtained will be implemented in Na-O2 and Li-O2 batteries to suppress side reactions.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in electrochemistry, battery materials or within a related field.
Demonstrated experience in battery assembly and testing and associated electrochemical characterization methods. Excellent team work, written and oral communication skills. Prior experience using X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) or Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectroscopy is an advantage for this project.

The application should contain a CV, a short motivation letter (maximum one page) and two references (names and contact details). Applications should be sent to reza.younesi@kemi.uu.se

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