Recruitment of 14 Faraday Institution PhD researchers for October 2021 start.
These opportunities are open to UK students and international students (who can make up 30% of the PhD cohort but will need to cover the cost of the additional tuition fees as there is no additional funding for this). See guide to UKRI studentships.
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 page. 2020-21 PhD Course Guide.
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.
The Faraday Institution PhD Studentships:
|Manufacturing next generation cathode materials||CATMAT||University of Birmingham||Emma Kendrick, Phoebe Allan, Peter Slater|
|Elastic and self-healing artificial SEIs||Degradation||University of Cambridge||Clare Grey|
|Development of plasma polymer coatings for control of the CEI on high-voltage spinel cathode materials (position filled)||FutureCat||Lancaster University||John Griffin, Nuria Tapia-Ruiz|
|Long-duration instrumented operando cell XAFS studies of modified Co-free cathodes: LNO and LNMO||FutureCat||University of Warwick||Louis Piper|
|Operando electrochemical atomic force microscopy of Li-S batteries: Revealing the nanoscale mechanisms driving anode and cathode capacity loss and deterioration||LiSTAR||UCL||Thomas Miller|
|Towards carbon fibres based structural Li-S batteries||LiSTAR||Imperial College London and UCL||Magda Titrici, Rhod Jervis|
|Cell designs and testing methodologies for parameterisation||Battery Modelling||University of Birmingham||Emma Kendrick, Peter Slater|
|Cathode development and optimisation for high-power sodium-ion batteries||NEXGENNA||University of Oxford||Bill David|
|Predicting electrode microstructure: micro-mechanical modelling for low/no solvent processing technology||Nextrode||University of Sheffield||Rachel Smith|
|Recycling of high power titanate/niobate based anodes||ReLiB||University of Birmingham||Peter Slater, Emma Kendrick, Paul Anderson|
|Developing a hierarchical task execution framework for automatic disassembly of electrical vehicle battery pack||ReLiB||University of Birmingham||Rustam Stolkin, Alireza Rastegarpanah|
|Metrology for safer batteries: electro-acoustic fingerprinting to probe fault nucleation and propagation||SafeBatt||UCL||Dan Brett|
|Experimental discovery of new multiple-anion solid-state electrolytes||SOLBAT||University of Liverpool||Matt Rosseinsky|
|Nanoscale cryo-microscopy of the nucleation and growth of dendrites in lithium-ion batteries||SafeBatt||Imperial College London||Mary Ryan and Baptiste Gault|