RA – Battery Manufacture


£30,395 – £39,609 p.a.

The School of Metallurgy and Materials and the University of Birmingham have recently been awarded a project grant from Innovate UK to develop a dynamic database platform (HESTIA) for the manufacturing of battery technologies. This is a collaborative project with three partners – the University of Birmingham, Granta (Ansys) and Intergens. The aim of the project (IDMBAT (Hestia)) is to create a database for battery manufacturing, and to align and understand the inputs parameter effects upon the performance outputs.

Researchers based at the University of Birmingham will focus on the parameterisation and design of the inputs and outputs for this data platform. Working within the specified research grant and project and operating within area of specialism, the postholder will analyse and interpret research findings and results, providing the technical expertise in battery manufacturing and processing. We will investigate and parameterise the materials inputs, mixing and coating, drying and cell manufacturing for input into the dynamic database. And help to correlate the effect upon the performance properties of the cells. Quanta will focus upon the data platform design and management. Intergens will develop intelligent algorithms for independency analysis and future intelligent experimental design.

This role will involve working within the IDMBAT project and contribute to the co-ordination of the experimental teams; developing novel methodologies for coatings and cell manufacture, with electrochemical analysis of lithium ion batteries and contributing to and leading the reporting requirements to the Lead Partner (Granta).

Further details and apply here.