08/06/2020
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

PhD Scholarship Process Development and Large-Scale Battery Assembly for Next Generation Li-ion Batteries

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel - MOBI
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringChemical engineering
    EngineeringMaterials engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    30/07/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Brussels
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Other
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The position is in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences of Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The candidate will work in the research group MOBI (Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre). MOBI is a leader in electromobility research and socio-economic evaluations for sustainable mobility and logistics. It has an international and multidisciplinary team of 100 specialists. MOBI currently participates in 27 running EU projects and had 49 industrial research contracts over the past 5 years.

This position will be in MOBI’s Battery Innovation Centre (BIC). BIC has been involved in Battery characterization, modelling, thermal management research. Recently, BIC has expanded its research to incorporate battery assembly and fabrication processes, in particular, all solid-state batteries.

Tasks

  • Performing research activities in a newly accepted collaborative EU research project with 10 European and non-European Institutions and companies
  • Process development and scaling up next generation Li-ion batteries
  • Multiscale modelling of next generation Li-ion batteries.
  • Modelling of transport mechanism in ionic liquid based Li-ion batteries
  • Innovate new solution of existing technical challenges
  • Publish research outcome

Profile

  • An academic MSc degree in Physics/Chemistry/Chemical Engineering/Metallurgical & Materials Engineering/Material Science or relevant discipline;
  • Good knowledge and hands-on experience of Li-ion battery assembly.
  • Experience with modelling and simulation
  • Willingness to work on multiscale modelling
  • Experiences stated below are not mandatory but will be preferred in selection process:
    • Pouch cell assembly
    • Comsol Multiphysics Software
    • Dry room
    • Self-healing behavior of electrodes
    • Ionic liquid based electrolytes
  • Good knowledge on experimental parameter identification techniques
  • Excellent communication skills in English (speaking and writing)
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently while carrying out complex tasks
  • Ability to take initiative
  • A proactive attitude in the projects (s)he is involved

More Information

Selection process

Please send the following documents to ashleigh.hruz@vub.be

  • A brief CV
  • A concise statement of the reason for applying
  • Copy of the highest diploma

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - MOBI
Belgium
Brussels
1050
Pleinlaan 2

EURAXESS offer ID: 530261

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