Research Fellow in Energy Materials and Renewable Energy Technologies

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
Oct 29, 2020
End of advertisement period
Nov 30, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow in Energy Materials and Renewable Energy Technologies
Faculty of Engineering and Environment

There is an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate position in the Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering, faculty of engineering and environment at Northumbria University. You will work with Dr Terence Liu and other colleagues in a national leading research lab, in multidisciplinary research fields (Renewable Energy, Smart Materials etc.) and supported by a mix of postdoctoral research fellows and research students. The lab has achieved a strong research profile with publications in world leading journals, and attracting funds from Research Council and industrial collaborative projects.

This Research Associate position is part of project funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The project aim is to research and develop novel light-weight electrode material for fuel cells and batteries to increase their specific power. The successful applicant will work on graphene aerogel integrated electrochemical energy system. The research will involve i) Synthesis and evaluation of graphene/CNT/high porous carbon aerogel electrode materials, ii) fuel cell design, fabrication and testing, iii) Li/Na battery assembly and electrochemical characterisations, and iv) developing theoretical understanding on the certain scientific/technological topic(s). This position would suit a highly motivated researcher, interested in crossing discipline boundaries between materials sciences, engineering and physics.

The applicant should have significant research experience and a track record of high impact journal publication, and related research experiences from the least two fields of the following: materials, chemistry, electrochemical engineering, physical chemistry. The successful applicant should possess a PhD degree in engineering, materials, electrochemical engineering or a related discipline before starting the post, or/and have relevant postdoctoral experience (desired).

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Terence Liu on 0191 227 4445 or email

To apply for this vacancy please email and attach a completed Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form, Covering Letter, CV, including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from 1 to 4) up to a maximum of 4, since 2017.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers

Please note this vacancy will close on 30/11/2020 

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