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Postdoc Fellowship in Multi-scale and Multi-physics Battery Modelling

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Project description 

The successful candidate should be able to develop a multi-scale and/or multi-physics models to describe the performance of novel battery technologies, in particular aluminium-sulphur batteries using polymerized ionic liquids as electrolytes. The models will be based on a continuum Newman-type model for simulating the entire battery and should be able to describe the battery at various conditions, e.g., cycling rates and temperatures The model will rely on input parameters derived both from experiments, machine learning and multi-scale/ab initio simulations.  The developed multi-scale/multi-physics model will help to design the battery components, including dimensions of electrodes, cathode design, and stack architecture.  

Qualifications 

The candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent degree in physics, chemistry or materials science. Candidates must have a strong background in computational chemistry/materials science and are expected to have performed original scientific research within multi-scale, mesoscopic and/or cell level simulations of batteries, for example: 

  • performing coarse grained MD, phase field modelling, cluster expansion or Kinetic Monte Carlo simulations 
  • development or application of hybrid or mesoscale models  
  • implementing and using Newman’s-like models (e.g. the single particle model or the pseudo two dimensional model) in Matlab, Python or Comsol 

Moreover, the successful candidate: 

  • is innovative and able to work both independently and in cross-disciplinary teams  
  • has good communication skills in English, both written and spoken. 
  • is able to work independently and take responsibility for progress and quality of projects.  

We offer 

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.   

Salary and terms of employment 

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. 

The period of appointment is two years, starting September 1st 2020 or shortly thereafter.  

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Further information  

Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Juan Maria Garcia Lastra at [email protected].  

Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below.  

You can read more DTU Energy at www.energy.dtu.dk  

Application procedure  

Please submit your online application no later than 31 May 2020 (23:59 local time).  

To view the full announcement and to apply: www.career.dtu.dk  

 
Employment Type: Contract Based
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Name: Associate Professor Juan Maria Garcia Lastra