Research Associate, Li-ion Battery

22 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
22 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

  • One of the major concerns about existing rechargeable Li-ion battery technology is that it takes too long for recharging and is unsafe especially at fast rate of charging. Current project provides solutions for developing safe Li-ion battery technology for high power applications. Project aims to develop high power Li-ion cell technologies using phosphate based positive electrode material along with titanate based negative electrode materials. NUS holds process patents for three electrode materials related to this project.
  • We are looking for a highly motivated candidate for quality control of the Li-ion cell produced using the existing prototype line at NUS. As a part of this task, the candidate will be involved in fabrication of commercial type Li-ion cells and their testing at various conditions. Besides Li-ion cell testing, the candidate will also examine heat generation of these high-power Li-ion cells using calorimeter as well as internal resistance using impedance spectroscopy.
  • Candidate is expected to regularly coordinate with other Research Fellows as well as industry partner involved in the project.
  • Maintenance of the prototype line for cell fabrication.
  • Preparation of the periodic progress report and related presentation materials.


  • Master degree in Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering or Materials Science & Engineering or Chemistry or Physics or closely related fields.
  • The candidate is expected to have basic knowledge related to Li-ion battery.
  • Have a strong desire to be involved in translational/applied research.
  • Be a highly motivated, a good communicator (written and verbal), and passionate about research related to renewable energy.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience related to battery research or quality control of products.
  • Strong team player with a keen interest to mentor team members.

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More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: College of Design and Engineering
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 16407

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