Postdoctoral Associate - Electrochemical modeling of advanced high-energy batteries

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Location: College Park, MARYLAND
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Posting Details
Posting Details

Position Number: 11170928
Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Functional Title: Postdoctoral Associate - Electrochemical modeling of advanced high-energy batteries
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
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Unit: ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The successful candidates will take exciting and leading technical roles in one of the following ARPA-E EVS4ALL projects. The project titles are:
  • Fast-Charging, Wide-Temperature, Low-Cost, Durable Batteries Enabled by Cobalt- and Nickel-Free Cathodes and Cell Engineering.
  • Fast-Charge, High-Energy-Density, Solid-State Battery.

  • ARPA-E’s announcement of these new awards are listed here:
    The focus of these positions will be electrochemical modeling of high-energy cells. A particular emphasis will be on high-rate charging of this cell, at several temperatures. 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 early to mid 2024.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Education and Experience:
    • A Ph.D. 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.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • A strong publication record demonstrating originality, technical depth, and the ability to conduct research both independently and as part of a team.
    • Effective written and oral communication skills, including preparation of presentations and reports.
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    Additional Information:
    Applications are being reviewed on at least a weekly basis. Please apply right away if you are interested. This posting will be removed when the position is filled.
    Posting Date: 11/17/2023
    Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled Yes
    Best Consideration Date 01/01/2024
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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.
    Women, minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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