This is an opening PhD position in the group of Prof. Alejandro A. Franco, at
the Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides, at the Université de
Picardie Jules Verne, in Amiens, France.
The PhD postition is within the context of the European Project "PULSELION",
recently granted, and is to start as soon as possible and not later than
The position is about the computational modeling of the manufacturing process
of Solid State Battery cells, by using computational techniques such as Coarse
Grained Molecular Dynamics and Discrete Element Method. For this purpose, the
candidate will adapt several of the simulation tools previously developed in
the ERC-funded ARTISTIC project led by Prof. Alejandro A. Franco. The
candidate will simulate the influence of manufacturing parameters on the
electrode and cell microstructure and compare his/her results with
experimental data obtained by the partners of the PULSELION project. The
candidate will also have the chance to implement machine learning techniques
to speed up the optimization of the manufacturing process.
Candidates should have a recent MSc. diploma or equivalent, with a solid
background in computational techniques applied to materials, such as molecular
dynamics or similar techniques. Candidates with some experience in machine
learning will be also appreciated. Candidates having only experience in
Density Functional Theory calculations or similar will be considered as having
a background not suitable for the intended work in this PhD position.
The chosen candidate will gain the opportunity to work in an international
team with numerous opportunities of scientific networking.
Interested candidates are invited to send their CV and motivation letter to
Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (firstname.lastname@example.org). The motivation
letter should explain the candidate's motivation, the matching of the
candidate's skills with Prof. Franco's group activities and the candidate's
professional project after the PhD. Applications with generic motivation
letters will not be considered.
Organisation/Company: Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides