Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee - Solid State Lithium Metal Battery in United States
The Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to mainly conduct research to develop high-energy and long-life all-solid-state lithium metal batteries using sulfur cathode or layered oxide cathode under the guidance of a supervisor (Dr. Guiliang Xu). The project mainly involves lithium metal protection through design of new solid-state electrolytes or solid-solid interface to achieve long cycle life and fast-charging performance. The candidate will also conduct novel characterization on the developed battery materials using synchrotron X-ray probes and surface-sensitive techniques to provide mechanistic understanding behind the performance.
The candidate should be able to analyze data, prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed publications, present papers at scientific meetings, and prepare reports and presentations/papers for group meetings.
Successful candidate will have level of knowledge, which is typically achieved through a formal education in Chemistry, chemical/mechanical engineering, materials science and other related at the Ph.D. degree level with 0 to 3 years of experience or equivalent in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical laboratory experience
Considerable skill in the synthesis of solid-state electrolytes for energy-storage application, in particularly sulfide-based
Considerable knowledge in the experience of interface engineering (e.g. surface coating) to suppress lithium dendrite formation
Hands-on experience with fabrication and testing of all-solid-state cells
Deep understanding of electrochemistry, able to conduct the cyclic voltammetry, EIS, and galvanostatic test
Knowledge of synchrotron-based X-ray techniques (such as x-ray diffraction and spectroscopy) for in situ studies of Materials/Interfacial chemistry during battery cycling
Considerable knowledge of processing and analyzing results
Strong oral and written communication skills and good record of publication and external recognition in relevant areas
Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork
Long-Term (Fixed Term)
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