PDRA in Atomistic and DFT Modelling of Lithium Batteries


£32,548 to £38,833 p.a.

An EPSRC-funded postdoctoral research position is available in the area of advanced computer modelling of lithium battery materials within the groups of Professor Saiful Islam and Dr Ben Morgan at the University of Bath.

The research programme will apply atomistic and ab initio techniques in the study of defect, transport, and surface/interface properties of lithium battery materials. Project areas will include ion intercalation at electrode surfaces and effects of grain boundaries using density functional theory (DFT), potentials-based molecular dynamics, and cluster-expansion based Monte Carlo techniques.

This project forms part of the large interdisciplinary Multi-Scale Modelling effort on lithium batteries within the new Faraday Institution with strong links to continuum modelling work, and to experimental structural and electrochemical studies. Please view the following link for further information on the project: http://www.bath.ac.uk/research/news/2018/01/22/faraday-institution-battery-research.

Further details and apply here.