PhD: Reducing carbon footprint of off-grid renewable energy storage system by integrating second-life lithium-ion battery

Highly motivated candidates are invited to apply for a fully funded 3 year PhD position at WMG, the University of Warwick, UK. This is an exciting PhD opportunity for a student with a good electrical and electrochemical background, and interested in second-life application of lithium-ion battery.

The aim of the project is to investigate reduction of carbon footprint of off-grid renewable energy storage system by integrating second-life lithium-ion battery. The PhD will exclusively investigate lifecycle of second-life lithium-ion battery from application to recycling, and compare with conventional lead-acid based energy storage systems. A wide range of analytical methods and equipment such as battery cycling equipment, EIS, SEM, XRD will be available to the project to use. Full training will be provided were applicable.

You will be hosted within a dynamic research group, where post-doctoral researchers and doctoral students collaborate in the research area ranging from novel battery chemistry to testing and characterisation of battery cells to systems, battery modelling, and second life application and all the way to recycling of lithium-ion battery. By joining this research group you will have access to the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC), one of the world leading research facility in energy storage. By joining the research group, you will have be well situated to learn new synthesis skills, access to excellent facilities for polymer synthesis and characterisation, as well as communicate with excellent polymer researchers in the groups. You will also have the opportunity to work and interact with the industry sponsor.

Further details and how to apply here.