Crystallographic evolution of lead batteries in real “in operando” conditions using wavelength-selective neutron imaging and tomography techniques
PhD OPEN POSITION
Main thesis topic: To study the crystallographic evolution of lead batteries in real in operando conditions, using wavelength-selective neutron imaging and tomography techniques, in order to increase their energy efficiency. The work will involve experiment design and development of new routines for quantitative image analysis. Experiments will be mainly carried out at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR, Gaithersburg, MD, USA).
Profile of the candidate: Masters in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Engineering or similar. Good command of English, teamwork skills and learning capacities. Basic background in neutron scattering, crystallography, image analysis and MATLAB programming would be ideal but not essential.
Terms of contract: Work contract extended annually up to 4 years. The annual gross salary will be divided into 14 payments of 1.730 €. Medical insurance (Spanish public health system) and other social benefits for the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) employees.
Starting date: Second semester in 2021 (negotiable). Further information: Send a resume/CV and your exam scores (Degree and Masters) to Dr. Ángel Larrea (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to Dr Javier Campo (email@example.com)
Thesis supervisors: Ángel Larrea and Javier Campo