Postdoctoral Appointee - Advanced Electrolyte/Lithium-Ion Battery - Military Veterans

at Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, Illinois

The Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral appointee to conduct research on advanced electrolyte for next generation high-voltage high-energy lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicle application.

The research will be focused on design and synthesis of new electrolyte materials including new solvents, additives and salts, which could provide thermodynamic and/or kinetic stability at the electrode/electrolyte interphases. The research goal is to enable the long-term cycling performance of the high-voltage high-energy lithium-ion battery with fundamental understanding of the functioning mechanism.

Position Requirements

  • Research experiences in lithium-ion battery or other electrochemical energy storage systems and efficiency in electrochemical analysis including cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical floating test, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and lithium-ion battery testing
  • Familiar with in-situ characterization techniques including FT-IR, XAS, or TEM to understand the interfacial reactivity at electrode surface and identify the chemical composition of the SEI
  • Design and conduct organic synthesis and polymer synthesis experiments to develop new organic compounds as new electrolyte solvents and additives with desired physical and electrochemical properties
  • Skills in organic/polymer synthesis, purification and chemical analysis by NMR, FTIR, Raman, GC-MS, SEM/EDS et al.
  • Track of record of scientific achievements in published papers, patents, manuscript submission, and presentation at academic conferences
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team to solve problems of scientific and technological interest
  • This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in organic chemistry or polymer chemistry at the Ph.D. degree level with 0 to 3 years of experience or equivalent in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical laboratory experience

Job Family
Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile
Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type
Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type
Full time

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Lemont, Illinois

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