Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading
expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through
innovative education and groundbreaking research results and drawing on our
location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. Our
scientific and artistic research and education are carried out in close
collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public
actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has an annual
turnover of SEK 1.9 billion. Today, we have 1,815 staff and 19,155 students.
In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects
in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and
globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these
cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they
entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the
skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable
companies and societies of the future.
Energy Engineering within the Division of Energy Science belongs to the
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics. It is an institution with
many successful teams and recognized educational programs. We work closely
with companies/industries in both research and student projects. The conducted
research has high international standard and close collaborations around the
The Division of Energy Science at Luleå University of Technology has an open
PhD position in the subject of Energy Engineering. Your research studies will
focus on developing quasi-solid-state composite electrolytes, compatible with
high voltage cathodes.
Energy engineering concerns the development of technologies and processes
in order to build a sustainable energy supply. The research focuses on
bioenergy technologies and energy efficiency in industry and society.
As a PhD student you will work for a doctoral degree as the final goal,
according to the goals specified in the Higher Education Ordinance. In
parallel with your thesis work, you will also develop your general skills by
taking courses as part of research education.
This is a four-year PhD project, with the financial support from the Swedish
Energy Agency and the cooperation with the University of Oulu in Finland and
the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) in China. The overall aim of the
project is to develop high performance quasi-solid-state electrolytes
primarily concerning poly(ionic liquids) (PIL) and ionic liquids (ILs).
The work is mainly on experimental including measurements and testing.
Within the PhD research project, we will identify and develop PILs and ILs
together with fillers to prepare composite electrolytes, and surface
modification (interlayer) will be conducted to improve the cell performance.
Together with a team of other PhD students/post-docs, the key mechanisms will
be revealed via in-situ and ex-situ advanced experiments as well as computer
To be eligible, you must have a degree of Master of Science in
Electrochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Energy Engineering,
or similar specializations. You should have a good knowledge in English
language and good oral and written proficiency. It is desirable that you have
a strong interest in developing electrolytes for batteries. We value a
candidate who likes to work in a team but can also take the initiative on
his/her own. We see it as an advantage if the candidate has research
experience on ionic liquids and composite electrolytes.
For further information about a specific subject see:General curricula for the
Board of the faculty of science and technology
Fulltime fixed-term employment for four years (up to maximum five years).
Departmental duties, such as administration and/or lecturing up to 20 % of
full time may be added. The lecturing assignments are within the courses given
for the MSc program in Sustainable Energy Engineering. Placement: Luleå.
Starting: According to agreement.
For further information, please contact:prof. Xiaoyan Ji (LTU),
+46-920-492837, firstname.lastname@example.org, prof. Marcus Öhman (LTU), +46-920-491977,
email@example.com, prof. Aatto Laaksonen, firstname.lastname@example.org, Prof. Haitao
Zhang, email@example.com, Prof. Ulla Lassi, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of
this announcement, the Swedish version is preferred.
Union representatives:SACO-S Kjell Johansson (+46)920-49 1529
email@example.com, OFR-S Lars Frisk, (+46)920-49 1792 firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask you to apply for this position by clicking on the apply button
below. The application should include a CV, personal letter, and copies of
verified diplomas from the university level. Your application, including
diplomas, must be written either in English or Swedish. Mark your application
with the reference number below.
Reference: 3002-2022 Application deadline: October 10, 2022