Post-Doctoral Associate

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Location: College Park, MARYLAND
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Posting Details
Posting Details

Position Number: 123244
Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
Functional Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
Electrochemical modeling of advanced high-energy batteries.
The successful candidate will take exciting and leading technical roles in an ARPA-E project in the group. There are currently four ARPA-E projects in the group, and a new one will be starting in Summer, 2024, so there are several project opportunities. The projects are within the EVS4ALL and PROPEL1K portfolios.
The focus of these positions will be electrochemical modeling of high-energy cells. The successful applicant will develop detailed physics- and chemistry-based transient mathematical models for cell charge and discharge, based on the coupled thermodynamic, kinetic, and transport processes taking place in the cell.
In addition, the successful applicant may contribute to the design of experiments for parameterization of material-level (e.g., electrolyte transport properties) and cell-level (e.g., separating electrode- and particle-scale) processes. Methods such as EIS, GITT, pulsing, and others may be used.
The position will be in the Albertus research group in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Maryland. Professor Albertus has extensive experience developing electrochemical models and simulating battery performance. Relevant publications are available at his Google Scholar page .
Applicants do not need to be US citizens. The start date is flexible, with a goal of Summer to early Fall, 2024.
Benefits Summary Top Benefits and Perks:

Faculty Benefits Summary

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A PhD or equivalent experience in engineering, the physical sciences, or applied math.


  • Significant experience with mathematical modeling of a physical or chemical system with coupled processes.
  • Applicants should have significant experience formulating and solving systems of coupled partial differential, ordinary differential, and algebraic equations.
  • Experience modeling battery performance, degradation, and/or other behaviors.
  • A strong publication record demonstrating originality, technical depth, and the ability to conduct research both independently and as part of a team.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Effective written and oral communications skills, including preparation of presentations and reports.
Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 04/24/2024
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 05/10/2024
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Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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