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The Research Assistant Professor plans, formulates and performs research and development activities on new materials for battery electrodes and electrolytes, protective and ion-conductive coatings on electrodes, polymer and polymers-composite coatings, organic solvents, salts and additives. Designs and conducts experiments, analyzes data and presents recommendations for product improvement in accordance with our research objectives. This position will interact and collaborate with other groups and departments within NC State University and outside laboratories. Perform data analysis for the purposes of product and process development.
Plan experiments and analyze electrochemical test results for cell chemistry and process validation
Interfacing with, and reporting to, grant-making agencies and joint development partners, both internal and external
Developing prototype cell designs, electrode formulations and solid electrolytes to extend cycle life, minimize cell DCR, maximize energy density and abuse tolerance
Mentor graduate students, visiting research scholars, and postdoctoral researchers to improve their research skills
Participating in grant preparation processes
Requires doctor’s degree, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience.
Track record in development of novel battery technologies
Strong communication and organizational skills with appropriate detail-oriented level
Demonstrated history of working with different project teams on tight deadlines
Advanced knowledge of electrochemistry, Li-ion battery technology, and materials science
Li-ion battery materials expertise at the fundamental structure/properties level
Functional understanding of electrode slurry formulation and characterization and slot-die coating processes
Extensive experience on solid electrolyte formulation and processing
Resourceful problem solver with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team player as well as provide creative out-of-the-box solutions
3 years postdoctoral experience
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Position Number: 00101946
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