PhD Studentship: New electrode materials for ultra-high power energy storage

University of Southampton

Mission title: New electrode supplies for ultra-high energy power storage  

Supervisory Crew: Andrew Hector and Nuria Garcia-Araez

Mission description

This venture will contribute to a serious Ministry of Defence (MoD) analysis programme as a part of a MoD/EPSRC Power Switch Expertise Expertise and Coaching (S&T) Hub. The hub will develop era after subsequent applied sciences for functions in defence and safety, and this venture will likely be co-funded by Qinetiq. The coed will likely be primarily based on the College of Southampton however will likely be a part of a cohort of 12 PhD college students throughout a lot of UK establishments.

The venture is anxious with synthesis and growth of 3D electrode supplies to provide batteries that may be charged and discharged in a short time. The coed will perform synthesis to make the electrodes and work on totally characterising the supplies and their electrochemistry. They are going to work carefully with Qinetiq accessing the corporate’s services and experience in addition to gaining understanding of the commercial perspective.

The S&T Hub is dedicated to offering an inclusive setting by which various college students can thrive, and encourages functions from ladies, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, who’re at present under-represented within the sector. The Hub provides coaching for analysis and industrial profession paths, in addition to actions to facilitate cohort constructing and group studying workout routines all through the PhD programme.

The Southampton Electrochemistry group has a wealthy historical past of analysis and coaching in electrochemistry and in supplies over greater than 50 years. Professor Hector has intensive expertise on analysis on the electrochemistry/supplies interface together with for battery and supercapacitor functions.

QinetiQ will help this venture from its Energy Sources enterprise space that’s located in Gosport and Farnborough. The Energy Sources crew has a few years’ expertise creating, manufacturing and testing batteries, supercapacitors and gasoline cells. The crew has a pilot manufacturing facility and dry-room in Gosport to help this programme and allow the coed to achieve expertise in an industrial setting.

For those who want to talk about any particulars of the venture informally, please contact:

Professor Andrew Hector, Electronic mail: [email protected] .

Entry Necessities

Candidates should maintain a minimal of an higher Second Class UK Honours diploma or worldwide equal in a related science or engineering self-discipline. Candidates have to be UK Nationals and be keen to use for and capable of receive Baseline Personnel Safety Commonplace (BPSS) clearance.

Cut-off date : functions needs to be acquired no later than 30 December 2023, however the place could also be stuffed earlier than this date.

Funding: This can be a MoD/EPSTC Power Switch Expertise Expertise and Coaching Hub venture. The length of the PhD is 4 years. Funding will cowl tuition charges and a stipend set on the UKRI fee (£18,622 in 2023/2024), and funds will likely be accessible for convention attendance and coaching, for college students to journey to industrial companions and to do longer placements with the commercial companion.

The funding is for residence college students and candidates have to be UK Nationals.

How To Apply

Apply on-line: Seek for a Postgraduate Programme of Examine ( . Choose programme kind (Analysis), 2023/24, College of Bodily Sciences and Engineering, subsequent web page choose “PhD Chemistry (Full time)”. In Part 2 of the appliance kind you must insert the identify of the supervisor Andrew Hector

Functions ought to embody:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two reference letters
  • Diploma Transcripts/Certificates so far

For additional info please contact: [email protected]

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