IEK-9 Functional Materials and Components department is currently looking for Master Thesis candidates who possess the qualifications below for the earliest possible employment date.
The Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Fundamental Electrochemistry (IEK-9) focuses its research activities on the experimental investigation of electrochemical and kinetic properties of the charge transport and interfacial reactions of novel energy storage systems and converters. Metal-air batteries are promising and attractive energy storage systems for mobile and stationary applications due to their high specific energies compared to Li-ion batteries. To gain a better understanding of the effect of the structure of the anodes and type of electrolytes on the electrochemical activities and performance of metal-air batteries, preparation, design, and characterization of materials and components are essential.
- Preparation of anode materials (Pressing, alloying, grinding, polishing, etching etc.) and characterization of the microstructures by microscopy techniques
- Preparation of various types of electrolyte and characterization by spectroscopy techniques
- Battery assembly and fundamental testing
- Electrochemical investigations of the underlying battery processes and optimization of the metal-air battery performance
- Ongoing master studies in Materials Science, Chemistry, or Physics
- Theoretical knowledge on electrochemistry and batteries
- Experience on electrochemistry and microscopy as well as lab work
- Fluent in English (German is advantageous) and good computer skills
Please send your application to:
Dr. Yasin Emre Durmus
Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Fundamental Electrochemistry (IEK-9)
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
E-Mail: [email protected]