Postdoctoral researchers in atomistic and DFT modelling of lithium-ion batteries


Two EPSRC-funded postdoctoral research positions are available in the area of advanced computer modelling of lithium battery materials within the groups of Professor Saiful Islam and Dr Ben Morgan at the University of Bath.

These two positions form part of the large interdisciplinary Multi-Scale Modelling effort on lithium batteries within the new Faraday Institution with strong links to continuum modelling work, and to experimental structural and electrochemical studies.

The research programme will apply atomistic and ab initio techniques to the study of defect, transport, and surface/interface properties of lithium battery materials. Project areas will include modelling ion intercalation at electrode surfaces and effects of grain boundaries using density functional theory (DFT), potentials-based molecular dynamics, and cluster-expansion based Monte Carlo techniques. 

Previous experience in computational materials science and a track record of peer-reviewed publications are essential. This post is available on a full time, fixed term basis from 12th March 2018 until 31st December 2020.

Group websites with research details and contact emails are as follows:

Prof Saiful Islam:


Dr Ben Morgan:


Applications should be submitted through the University of Bath online application form.

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