代尔夫特理工大学

Development and characterization of interphases for next-generation lithium batteries

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Job description

The PhD position will part of the BatteryNL Dutch battery consortium project focusing on electrolyte-electrode interfaces in solid-state batteries. In this project 17 PhD’s and 5 PD’s at five Dutch universities are collaborating on investigating interface processes with a range of techniques (diffraction, imaging and spectroscopy) to obtain better understanding, and on the development of improved interphases with various deposition methods. This specific position is located at the Storage of Electrochemical Energy group at the Reactor Insttitute Delft of the Delft University of Technology

The PhD will work on the synthesis and development of solid-state electrolytes (with an emphasis on hybrid polymer-inorganic solid electrolytes) to be used in solid-state batteries. The main technique for their characterization will be solid-state NMR (chemical environment of specific elements and Li-ion kinetics), as well as (operando) X-ray and neutron diffraction, operando neutron depth profiling and electrochemical techniques which will play a larger/smaller role depending on the specific challenges. There is extensive expertise and experience within the hosting group on all of these techniques, providing ample opportunity for the applicant to build expertise efficiently.

The PhD will collaborate with several other PhDs at the collaborating universties having complementary expertises, aiming at a comprehensive understanding of the processes in solid state batteries and a joint development of interface strategies.

Requirements

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic researcher with afinity for chemistry as well as with characterization of battery materials. A background in in the mentioned techniques (solid state NMR, X-ray/neutron scattering) is not required but can be an advantage. It is important that the candidate enjoys collaborations and has good written and spoken communication skills in English.     

Doing a PhD at TU Delft requires English proficiency at a certain level to ensure that the candidate is able to communicate and interact well, participate in English-taught Doctoral Education courses, and write scientific articles and a final thesis. For more details please check the Graduate Schools Admission Requirements.

Conditions of employment

Doctoral candidates will be offered a 4-year period, and preferable starting date December 2022/January 2023, of employment in principle, but in the form of 2 employment contracts. An initial 1,5 year contract with an official go/no go progress assessment within 15 months. Followed by an additional contract for the remaining 2,5 years assuming everything goes well and performance requirements are met.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2541 per month in the first year to € 3247 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation.

TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Faculty Applied Sciences

With more than 1,000 employees, including 135 pioneering principal investigators, as well as a population of about 3,400 passionate students, the Faculty of Applied Sciences is an inspiring scientific ecosystem. Focusing on key enabling technologies, such as quantum- and nanotechnology, photonics, biotechnology, synthetic biology and materials for energy storage and conversion, our faculty aims to provide solutions to important problems of the 21st century. To that end, we train students in broad Bachelor’s and specialist Master’s programmes with a strong research component. Our scientists conduct ground-breaking fundamental and applied research in the fields of Life and Health Science & Technology, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Radiation Science & Technology, and Engineering Physics. We are also training the next generation of high school teachers and science communicators.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

Additional information

The contract duration is 4 years, and preferable starting date December 2022/January 2023. To apply, please send a detailed CV along with an application letter before October 15, 2022 to Ilse van der Kraaij-Quick, e-mail: secr-fn-tnw@tudelft.nl, secretary of dr. Swapna Ganapathy, dr. Xuehang Wang and prof. dr. ir. Marnix Wagemaker. When applying for this position, make sure to mention the vacancy number.

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before October 15, 2022 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Applying for an exemption for specific research and educational areas is an obligatory part of the selection procedure for this vacancy. This exemption must be obtained from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) before an employment contract is agreed upon. Click here for more information.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

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