DTU invites applications for PhD scholarship in Diffraction-Based Energy-Resolved Neutron Imaging of Li-Ion Batteries under Operation

On behalf of the Technical University o Denmark (DTU) please find this invite for applicantions to a PhD scholarship

Join our team to develop new advanced diffraction-based energy-resolved neutron imaging methods to visualize the microstructure evolution and transport of Li in rechargeable Li-ion batteries in order to understand the relationship between microstructure, performance and lifetime of the cell. You will be involved in high profile research at the forefront of materials science in collaboration with international large scale research facilities.

We have an available PhD position in the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage (DTU Energy), Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The PhD project will be conducted as a collaboration between the Section for Imaging and Structural Analysis, European Spallation Source (ESS Data Management & Software Center) and the Danish Technological Institute.

The PhD position is part of a new Center of Excellence within hard materials in 3D () with the vision to visualize the internal structure of materials, their creation and change during use – in 3D and on all the relevant length and time scales. Hard materials are essential ingredients in the solution for many of society’s most outstanding issues within e.g. energy, production and CO2 storage. They are ubiquitous in nature in the form of e.g. bones, wood, soil and rocks. SOLID is a cross-disciplinary center that seeks to exploit the strong synergy in methods and science across materials science, geoscience, bone research, forensics and archeology. To enable the 3D visualization SOLID is engaged in building instruments at the World’s most powerful neutron and X-ray sources, ESS in Lund and ESRF in Grenoble, and is in charge of two national X-ray infrastructures, DanMAX at MAX IV and DANFIX at DTU. SOLID also serves a Danish competence center for neutron and X-ray imaging in general, with extensive collaboration with industry.

Responsibilities
You will work with the research project together with an international project team. Based on state-of-the-art designs of rechargeable Li-ion batteries, you will be responsible for constructing an updated model system to be used for the diffraction-based energy-resolved neutron imaging. You will be characterizing the structural and electrochemical properties of the battery cell. You will be testing the lifetime and performance under operating conditions. You will apply and help improve the advanced technique of diffraction based energy-resolved neutron imaging at a large-scale international research facility, and in this way be able to analyze the microstructure evolution and link this with the Li-ion transport in order to understand the relationship between microstructure, performance and lifetime of the cell under the charging-discharging cycles. You will collaborate closely with other PhD students working on high-contrast neutron imaging and spin-phase neutron imaging for the visualization of flows and current distributions. In addition, you will be collaborating with researchers at large-scale neutron facilities, primarily Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland) and J-PARC (Japan). A total of 6 months external stay at international research facilities is included in the project.

Qualifications
You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

The following qualifications are required:

  • Strong competences within solid state physics or solid state chemistry.
  • Experience with programming and data analysis by Matlab, python or similar.
  • Experience with experimental setups and lab-work.
  • Preferably experience with diffraction and/or imaging with neutrons and/or X-rays and/or electrons.
  • Personal drive and being self-motivated.
  • Good communication skills in English.
  • Being able to work independently and in a team.
  • Approval and Enrolment
    The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the .

    Assessment
    The assessment of the applicants will be made by Head of Section Luise Theil Kuhn (), and Senior Scientist Søren Schmidt (), and Director Nikolaj Zangenberg ().

    We offer
    DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

    Salary and appointment terms
    The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

    You can read more about .

    Further information
    For further information, please contact Head of Section Luise Theil Kuhn ().

    Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below.

    You can read more about DTU Energy at and the Section for Imaging and Structural Analysis at .

    If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at .

    Application procedure
    Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 28 February 2021 (Danish time).

    Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and )
  • You may apply prior to obtaining your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

    All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

    DTU Energy is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, solar cells, magnetic refrigeration, superconductivity and thermoelectrics. Additional information about the department can be found on

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    DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.


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