Master Thesis: Electrochemical Characterization of Metal-Air Batteries
Forschungszentrum Jülich

Master Thesis: Electrochemical Characterization of Metal-Air Batteries

  • PhD / Postdoc / Thesis (From 25 to 36 months)
  • Jülich (Germany)
  • Published on September 1 2021
Master Thesis: Electrochemical Characterization of Metal-Air Batteries

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.

Your Tasks:

  • 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
Your Profile:

  • 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
Contact:
Please send your application to:
Dr. Yasin Emre Durmus
Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Fundamental Electrochemistry (IEK-9)
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Internet: www.fz-juelich.de/iek/iek-9
E-Mail: [email protected]