NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Research Fellow, Mechanical Engineering

Location
Singapore
Posted
27 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
26 Feb 2022
Ref
7010444
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

Project aims to design and develop bendable all-solid-state Na-ion battery. One of the challenging tasks is to produce flexible solid electrolytes with high Na-ion conduction and negligible electronic/protonic conduction. The electrolyte must have high stability in aqueous and non-aqueous environment. The end goal is to integrate those solid electrolytes in all-solid-state Na-ion battery along with well-established cathode and anode materials. Charge transfer resistance(s) at the interfaces will be addressed specifically to reduce the total internal resistance of the proposed solid-state Na-ion battery. Storage performance of such bendable all-solid-state Na-ion batteries will be tested at abuse conditions.

Qualifications

  • Have submitted/completed Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering or Physics or Chemistry or closely related field. 
  • The candidate is expected to have sound knowledge on synthesis and characterization of ceramic materials and ceramic/polymer composites. 
  • Experience on structural analysis using X-ray diffraction Rietveld refinement.
  • Experience in characterization of solid electrolytes using XPS, ATR-FTIR and TEM.  
  • Expertise in electrochemical impedance spectroscopy to evaluate ionic conductivity of the proposed solid electrolytes; experience on transference number measurement; experience in using the micro contact probe station for measurement of bulk and grain boundary conductivities of the solid electrolyte materials.   
  • Experience in preparing cathode, anode and solid electrolyte materials for Li-ion or Na-ion batteries; assembly of solid-state battery and characterization of solid-solid interfaces.  
  • Be a highly motivated, a good communicator (written and verbal), and passionate about battery research. 
  • Be a strong team player with a keen interest to mentor team members. 
  • Have a strong desire to be involved in translational research in addition to the planned basic research. 

Applicants who are interested in this position, please send your application with the following documents:

  • CV 
  • List of publications 
  • Three reference letters

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: College of Design and Engineering
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 11851

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