The project aims at reducing or eliminating the dependency of battery manufacturing on critical materials and utilising recycled materials feedstocks. The research focuses on "direct recycling", which enables the recovery, regeneration, and reuse of electrode materials without breaking the chemical structure. The process allows the economic recovery of more materials than existing technologies and has the lowest cost and environmental impact.
We are looking for candidates to work in this exciting research area. The project will mainly focus on developing novel methodologies that allow (i) the liberation and separation of individual battery components and (ii) regeneration of liberated cathode via different chemical techniques, including solid-state and hydrothermal methods. The research is funded by industrial partners and tackles challenges that will contribute to the sustainability of the lithium-ion battery industry.
The successful candidate will join the energy storage research team at the Faculty of Science and Engineering and work in the cutting-edge battery research lab at Swansea University, Bay Campus.
English Language Skills
- Only English speakers (the UK Visas and Immigration list of English speaking countries) are exempt from taking an English language proficiency test.
- Applicants requiring an English language proficiency test must pass an IELTS test with a score of 6.5 at a UKVI approved SELTS Centre with a minimum 6.0 in all the skills.
- If your research project is in a language other than English, this criteria does not apply.
Classical Arabic Language Skills
- Students are expected to pass an Arabic proficiency test. The test is based on assessing reading proficiency with a text of classical Arabic.
- Applicants will normally be expected to have achieved at least three B grades at Advanced ‘A’-Level qualifications, or equivalent.
- Applicants who have completed A-Levels do not need to provide GCSE results.
- Mature applicants who already have a university degree are exempted from these requirements and are judged on the relevance of their qualification as well as their degree classification.
- Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of readiness to pursue a research degree
- Two references.
- UK citizenship or permanent resident status.
- A minimum age of 18 years at the point of enrolment.
- All candidates should submit a full CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the project in the email subject by the deadline. The application form at the bottom of this page should also be submitted.
- A Selection Panel will be established to review all applications and to conduct interviews of short-listed candidates.
- Candidates will be invited to give a short presentation prior to their formal interview, as part of the final selection process. It is expected that the shortlisting selection process will be held in week commencing 4th April 2022, with interviews to follow.
- The initial closing date for applications is Friday 1st April 2022. The positions will however remain available until all scholarships are awarded.
- For questions about eligibility and the application process please direct your questions to email@example.com with the name of the project in the email subject.