Joint POLYMAT-CIDETEC PhD Fellowship for research on Solid State Batteries


Novel solid electrolytes based on hybrid block polymers stable to high voltage cathodes will be developed during the PhD project.

A PhD Fellowship in Energy Storage is available at the Basque Center for Macromolecular Design and Engineering, POLYMAT Fundazioa. The successful candidate will be hired by POLYMAT. The research activity will be carried out at POLYMAT and CIDETEC.

The main goal of the PhD thesis is to develop novel hybrid block polymers stable to high voltage cathodes (> 4.5V vs. Li/Li+), with special attention to micro homogeneity, self-healing, and Li protection. The most promising materials will be used for the development of SPE with wide electrochemical stability window, good mechanical properties, good compatibility with lithium metal anode, and high ionic conductivity. Special attention will be paid to the development of an unambiguous evaluation method of the electrochemical stability of the synthesized solid polymer electrolytes. Finally, the developed SPE will be evaluated in high voltage solid-state batteries with lithium metal anode and thick high voltage cathodes.

Detailed information for applicants here.