PhD scholarship – in-situ transmission electron microscopy of batteries and battery materials

Wednesday 21 July 2021

The ANU Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program and the Research School of Chemistry, ANU, are looking for a talented and motivated PhD student interested in in-situ transmission electron microscopy of batteries.

The research project will be undertaken using the facilities of the ANU Centre for Advanced Microscopy, the Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program (BSGIP) and the Research School of Chemistry (RSC):

https://microscopy.anu.edu.au/

https://www.bsgip.com/

https://chemistry.anu.edu.au/research/groups/glushenkov-group

The researchers at ANU have established an exciting and unique capability of electrochemical experiments in liquid cells inside of transmission electron microscopes (TEM). The available equipment and in-situ holder bring the opportunity to build realistic battery and three-electrode cells with liquid electrolytes and visualise the processes in battery electrode materials and electrolytes in operating batteries by TEM:

https://www.protochips.com/applications/energy-materials/

The team is looking for a motivated PhD student to assist with this work.

Applicants with a background in chemistry, physics, engineering or materials science encouraged to apply. The minimum requirement is an Honours or Master degree with a sufficient research component and the level of university grades consistent with ANU requirements for postgraduate scholarships and fee waivers. Skills in electron microscopy and image analysis are an advantage. Due to current COVID restrictions, only domestic and international students based in Australia are eligible to apply.

An Expression of Interest (EOI), consisting of a CV and cover letter should be submitted to Associate Professor Alexey Glushenkov (alexey.glushenkov@anu.edu.au). 

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