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Post Doctoral Researcher, Mechanicial Engineering

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College / VP Area: College of Engineering
Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Research & Laboratory, Full Time

Invitation for postdoctoral applicants: Spectroscopy and surface characterization in electrochemical systems

Department of Mechanical Engineering 

Diagnostics of Next-generation electrochemical battery and fuel cell systems

Applications close: Open until filled

The laboratory for electrochemical analysis and development (LEAD-Lab, at the University of Delaware invites application for a Postdoctoral Researcher. Our laboratory is currently focused on advancing the science and engineering of next generation batteries and fuel cells for applications in transportation and stationary storage. Sample efforts include research in stabilization silicon as a next-generation anode for Li-Ion batteries, reducing cobalt in Li-Ion cathode materials, devising electrode and electrolytes to improve the cyclability of lithium-sulfur batteries, diagnostics of fuel cells and CO2 electrolyzers.

Our team is looking for a qualified Postdoctoral researcher with hands-on experience in the spectroscopic characterization of electrochemical systems including batteries and fuel cells. Applicants with expertise in surface science are preferred.

Competency in the use and data processing of a few of the research tools listed below are desirable but not exhaustive for the applicant to be successful in the offered position:

  • Working knowledge of electrochemistry including battery and fuel cell systems
  • Knowledge of polymers and characterization of polymers, especially surface science.
  • Knowledge of material characterization tools including but not limited to:
    • Raman spectroscopy
    • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
    • Atomic force microscopy (AFM)
    • X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS)
    • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
    • X-ray diffraction (XRD),
    • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and patience for interacting of students and P.I
  • Excellent scientific writing skills


Applicants must have actual hands-on experience using at least three of the above listed tools or be able to propose substitute tools in their expertise.

US Nationals and/or permanent residents are encouraged to apply.

The application must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the names and addresses of three or more references, (4) a two-page statement of research interests, and (5) electronic copies of no more than three representative publications. 

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