All positions have been filled for October 2022 start. Check this page for further updates.
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
In order to apply for a Faraday Institution PhD position, applicants need to do both of the following:
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.
|Birmingham||CATMAT||Advanced characterisation of new oxygen-redox lithium-ion cathode materials||Phoebe Allan (Birmingham), Clare Grey (Cambridge), Maria Diaz-Lopez (Diamond Light Source)||Position filled|
|Birmingham||RELIB||Recovery and recycling of PVDF binder from EV battery LIBs||Paul Anderson, Gary Leeke, Peter Slater||Position filled|
|Cambridge||LISTAR||Metallic 2D transition metal dichalcogenides as catalytically active cathodes for Li-S batteries||Manish Chhowalla||Position filled|
|Cambridge||NEXGENNA||Expanding the range of sodium electrolytes - bigger anions, supramolecular size control, and ionic liquids||Dominic Wright, Clare Grey||Position filled|
|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||Position filled|
|Imperial College London||FUTURECAT||A comparative study of Ni and Mn disordered rocksalt cathode materials for Li-ion batteries||Nuria Tapia Ruiz, John Griffin||Position filled|
|Oxford||NEXGENNA||Cathode development and optimisation for high-power sodium-ion batteries||Bill David||Position filled|
|Oxford||SOLBAT||Microscopic insights into glassy solid electrolytes||Mauro Pasta, Volker Deringer||Position filled|
|Oxford||NEXTRODE||Solvent-less processing of battery electrodes||Patrick Grant||Position filled|
|Oxford||MSM||Modelling open circuit voltage hysteresis in Li-ion and Na-ion batteries for design and control||David Howey||Position filled|
|Oxford||SOLBAT||Ceramic electrolyte design mitigating dendrites and voids at the Li anode||Peter Bruce||Position filled|
|Sheffield||ISIS||Complementary in-operando Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Neutron Reflectometry cells to study the dynamic behaviour of the solid electrolyte interface||Alisyn Nedoma, Gabriel Pérez, Emily Reynolds, Venkateswarlu Daramalla||Position filled|
|UCL||SAFEBATT||Improving the safety of Li-ion battery packs with integrated diagnostics||Paul Shearing, Dan Brett||Position filled|
|UCL||NEXTRODE||Rational optimisation of calendering processes||Paul Shearing||Position filled|
|Warwick||DEGRADATION||Instrumented cells for degradation and thermal runaway studies||Louis Piper, Mel Loveridge||Position filled|
Watch the video to learn about the unique opportunities a Faraday Institution PhD provides.