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PhD: Integrated Ni-Fe Battery & Electrolyser

Battery and electrolyser using abundant elements

10 maanden geleden


Landelijk / geen vaste standplaats
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 2801 per maand


The PhD student will be part of a team working on a novel energy storage and conversion solution that was recently published by our group (Energy & Environmental Science, DOI: 10.1039/c6ee02923j ). The topic concerns an integrated Ni-Fe battery and electrolyser device (introduced as 'battolyser') that reaches high efficiency, switchability, and energy density using only abundant elements. The research to be performed concerns experimental and modelling work for reaching towards an optimal device where aspects of the device layout, electrode materials, and electrocatalysis will be involved. The PhD student will have the ability to work on experimental approaches, experimental setups and the conceptual and theoretical framework, which will include modelling efforts as well. The work is performed in a project funded by TTW (part of the Dutch Science Foundation NWO) and in collaboration with a User Committee consisting of several industrial partners.
The PhD student will be involved in supervising MSc and BSc student research projects. In addition to research, teaching duties making up ten percent of the time are mandatory for PhD students.


Applicants should hold an MSc degree in experimental/applied physics, chemistry, or electrochemistry with a strong experimental background. They also should have a hands-on mentality, a good command of the English language, and ability to easily and actively collaborate with other scientists. They should be able to work and communicate in a team consisting of other students, post-doctoral researchers, and staff.


The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers child care and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit graduateschool.tudelft.nl/ for more information.

For more information about this position, please contact Prof.dr. F.M. Mulder, phone: +31 (0)15-2785037, e-mail: f.m.mulder@tudelft.nl. To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV along with a letter of application by 31 May 2017 to Ms. Heleen van Rooijen, H.D.vanRooijen@tudelft.nl.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number TNWCE17-017.

Additional information

Prof.dr. F.M. Mulder
+31 (0)15-2785037

Technische Universiteit Delft


Delft University of Technology (the TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. The TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At the TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. The TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools. Applied Sciences The mission of the Department of Chemical Engineering is to generate knowledge and educate people in the area of nanochemical engineering to improve the quality of life for a sustainable society, focusing on energy, water, health, and the environment.

Within the Chemical Engineering Department of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, the section Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage (MECS) develops new materials for sustainable energy applications. Current research activities include novel material and device fabrication and characterisation for electrochemical energy storage and conversion, electrocatalysis, hydrogen production and storage, hydrogen sensors, batteries and materials for CO2 capture and use.