Postdoctoral Appointee - Advanced Electrolyte/Lithium-Ion Battery
- Argonne National Laboratory
- Location: Argonne, IL
- Job Number: 7117066 (Ref #: 414524)
- Posting Date: Dec 1, 2022
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral appointee to conduct research on advanced electrolyte for next generation high-voltage high-energy lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicle application.
The research will be focused on design and synthesis of new electrolyte materials including new solvents, additives and salts, which could provide thermodynamic and/or kinetic stability at the electrode/electrolyte interphases. The research goal is to enable the long-term cycling performance of the high-voltage high-energy lithium-ion battery with fundamental understanding of the functioning mechanism.
Research experiences in lithium-ion battery or other electrochemical energy storage systems and efficiency in electrochemical analysis including cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical floating test, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and lithium-ion battery testing
Familiar with in-situ characterization techniques including FT-IR, XAS, or TEM to understand the interfacial reactivity at electrode surface and identify the chemical composition of the SEI
Design and conduct organic synthesis and polymer synthesis experiments to develop new organic compounds as new electrolyte solvents and additives with desired physical and electrochemical properties
Skills in organic/polymer synthesis, purification and chemical analysis by NMR, FTIR, Raman, GC-MS, SEM/EDS et al.
Track of record of scientific achievements in published papers, patents, manuscript submission, and presentation at academic conferences
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team to solve problems of scientific and technological interest
This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in organic chemistry or polymer chemistry 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
Job FamilyPostdoctoral Family
Job ProfilePostdoctoral Appointee
Worker TypeLong-Term (Fixed Term)
Time TypeFull time
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