PDRA – Lithium ion Battery and Pack Modelling


£32,380 to £39,800 p.a.


Dr Gregory Offer

The Electrochemical Science and Engineering group at Imperial College London is looking to employ a modeller to work within a large consortium. The Electrochemical Science and Engineering group is multi-disciplinary research group spanning across the Mechanical Engineering, Dyson School of Design Engineering, and Earth Science and Engineering. The group currently consists of 9 academic staff, >10 post-doctoral research associates and >20 PhD students. In this role the successful applicant will work with Dr Gregory Offer within Mechanical Engineering and Dr. Billy Wu within the Dyson School of Design Engineering.

The successful candidate will develop physics based lithium-ion battery models with thermal coupling and integrate them into battery pack models to develop new insights into battery pack designs. You will work within a large team to draw new physics into the models to better describe their performance as well as develop better control algorithms. A degree of experimental validation will also be required for the model, however this post is predominantly modelling based.

The project is part of the recently announced >£10M Faraday Institution project on Multi-Scale Modelling of Lithium Ion Batteries. This is a collaboration between 22 academics across 7 Universities in the UK. You will be joining a large team aiming to make substantial and game changing advances in lithium ion battery modelling which will have a significant impact on the automotive and battery industries. Collaboration both nationally and internationally will be encouraged and there is a substantial training budget available.

Further details and apply here.