PhD Studentships

Recruitment of 15 Faraday Institution PhD researchers for October 2022 start.

Are you considering postgraduate study? Looking for a battery related career that contributes to creating a sustainable future? Keen to join a dynamic community of pioneering battery researchers seeking to find solutions to support a fully electric future?

The Faraday Institution is funding a number of its partner universities to recruit 15 talented individuals to become part of its PhD training programme in October 2022 and join the existing 56-strong PhD researcher group.

These opportunities are open to UK students and international students (who can make up 30% of the PhD cohort, although the additional international student tuition fees are not covered).  Click here for EU and International student eligibility rules.

The Faraday Institution offers an exciting PhD programme. The Faraday Institution Cluster PhD researchers receive an enhanced stipend over and above the standard EPSRC offer. The total annual stipend is approximately £20,000 (plus London weighting) plus an additional training package worth £7,000. Recipients will have access to multiple networking opportunities, industry visits, mentorship, internships, as well as quality experiences that will further develop knowledge, skills, and aspirations

PhD researchers web page2021-22 PhD Course Guide. PhD case study.

In order to apply for a Faraday Institution PhD position, applicants need to do both of the following:

  1. Complete a Faraday Institution expression of interest form.
  2. Follow the university application process as per advert. Links to individual job adverts will be added to this page when they become available.

The Faraday Institution is actively committed to attracting, nurturing and empowering a dynamic and diverse workforce in the fields of energy storage and battery technology.

The Faraday Institution PhD Studentships:

InstitutionProjectPhD TitleSupervisor(s)
BirminghamCATMAT
Advanced characterisation of new oxygen-redox lithium-ion cathode materialsPhoebe Allan (Birmingham), Clare Grey (Cambridge), Maria Diaz-Lopez (Diamond Light Source)
Birmingham
RELIB
Recovery and recycling of PVDF binder from EV battery LIBsPaul Anderson, Gary Leeke, Peter Slater
Cambridge
LISTAR
Metallic 2D transition metal dichalcogenides as catalytically active cathodes for Li-S batteriesManish Chhowalla
Cambridge
NEXGENNA
Expanding the range of sodium electrolytes - bigger anions, supramolecular size control, and ionic liquids Dominic Wright, Clare Grey
Cambridge
SAFEBATT
Novel solid/liquid surface electrochemistry methods for a safer lithium-ion battery: dendrite and “dead” lithium prevention
Svetlana Menkin Bachbut, Stuart Clarke, Clare Grey
Imperial College London
FUTURECAT
A comparative study of Ni and Mn disordered rocksalt cathode materials for Li-ion batteriesNuria Tapia Ruiz, John Griffin
Oxford
NEXGENNA
Cathode development and optimisation for high-power sodium-ion batteriesBill David
Oxford
SOLBAT
Microscopic insights into glassy solid electrolytesMauro Pasta, Volker Deringer
Oxford
NEXTRODE
Solvent-less processing of battery electrodesPatrick Grant
Oxford
MSM
Modelling open circuit voltage hysteresis in Li-ion and Na-ion batteries for design and controlDavid Howey
Oxford
SOLBAT
Ceramic electrolyte design mitigating dendrites and voids at the Li anodePeter Bruce
Sheffield
ISIS
Complementary in-operando Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Neutron Reflectometry cells to study the dynamic behaviour of the solid electrolyte interfaceAlisyn Nedoma, Gabriel Pérez
UCL
SAFEBATT
Improving the safety of Li-ion battery packs with integrated diagnosticsPaul Shearing, Dan Brett
UCL
NEXTRODE
Rational optimisation of calendering processes
Paul Shearing
Warwick
DEGRADATION
Instrumented cells for degradation and thermal runaway studies Louis Piper, Mel Loveridge

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