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PhD position

Modelling & Simulation of Batteries

Starting date

2 December 2019

Duration of contract

up to 3 years

Remuneration

up to German TVöD 13

Type of employment

Part-time

"Cutting-edge research requires excellent minds – particularly more females – at all levels. Launch your mission with us and send in your application now!" Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund - Chair of the DLR Executive Board

DLR's Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics conducts research in the field of efficient energy storage systems and next-generation energy conversion technologies. The department of Computational Electrochemistry at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) for Electrochemical Energy Storage is developing new theories and simulation tools for battery materials and cells. We participate in the Cluster of Excellence POLiS for Post-Lithium Systems and the Graduate School for Electrochemical Energy Storage of CELEST. Our motivation is to develop new batteries for electromobility and stationary energy storage. We offer you access to excellent cutting-edge research, space for your own ideas and contact to national as well as international partners in academia and industry.

Physicists and Engineers for the 3D modelling and simulation of Li-Ion and all-solid-state batteries

The topics extend along the life cycle of the battery from the description of the production process over the optimization of materials and electrode structures up to the analysis of the aging behavior. The work requires a good physical and chemical understanding, knowledge in modelling and simulation and experience with the implementation of models in C/C++ or Matlab. Basic knowledge of batteries and electrochemistry is desirable.

Theoretical Physicists, (Physical) Mathematicians and Engineers for the theory of electrolytes, electrochemical interfaces and post-lithium batteries

Would you like to apply your knowledge of the mathematical description of physical processes to improve batteries? Then you found the right position. For your start you do not need any knowledge in electrochemistry. Firstly, you create models for ion transport in new electrolytes and the movement of phase boundaries on the basis of statistical physics and fluid dynamics. Secondly, you will implement these as programs in Matlab, Python or C/C++. Thirdly, you will simulate physical-chemical processes - from the nanoscale to the macroscale.

Your qualifications:

  • excellent master degree in physics, mathematics, or engineering e.g. chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or similar
  • proficient English language skills
  • passion for innovative research

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (m/f/non-binary). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

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Prof. Dr. Arnulf Latz
Phone: +49 731 5034084

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