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Postdoctoral Associate

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Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Engineering
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Location:
Categories: Engineering, Research / Scientific

Job Description

The position will focus on the design and manufacturing of electrochemical energy storage and systems to improve system scalability, safety, reliability, energy density, cycle life and cost economics. The duties include:
1. The candidate will design and test the electrochemical system for energy storage or materials recovery
2. The candidate will characterize the material using various techniques to understand the properties and how the properties influence system performance
3. The candidate has to make every effort to achieve the targeted system performance such as energy density, power density and cycle life.
4. The candidate will be expected to communicate their results through journal publications, conference and funding agency presentations
5. The candidate will supervise undergraduate and graduate researchers and facilitate collaboration among team members

Required Qualifications

1. PhD in materials science and engineering, chemistry or related fields.  PhD must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.
2. Experience in battery development
3. Familiar with materials characterization techniques such as XRD, SEM, Raman, ICP-AES and FTIR
4. High proficiency in electrochemical techniques such as electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, chronoamperometry, cyclic voltammetry, and battery testing
5. Creativity, flexibility and problem solving capability of working both independently and in multidisciplinary teams
6. Experience in lithium ion batteries materials and sulfur chemistry
7. Proven track record of first author publications and research experience

Appointment Type

Restricted

Review Date

September 1, 2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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