Date Posted
17 Sep 2024

Visit website

PhD Project
University of Alabama in Huntsville

PhD Student in Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

17 Sep 2024

NOTE: this position listing has expired and may no longer be relevant!

Position Description

The Multiscale Transport and Energy Conversion (MTEC) group at the University of Alabama in Huntsville ( has an opening for a PhD student as a funded Graduate Research Assistant (GRA), starting Spring 2019. Our research group is interested in understanding how the multiscale geometry of energy storage and conversion devices affects their performance and reliability. The primary focus of the GRA position will be the investigation of microstructural changes in sodium ion battery electrodes using X-ray imaging, X-ray diffraction, and electrochemical methods. This project is supported by a recent National Science Foundation Collaborative Research Grant.

Candidates with an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, or related fields will be considered. Exceptional individuals with a B.S. degree may also be considered. Prior experience with X-ray or neutron imaging, microstructural characterization, image processing, electrochemical energy devices (e.g. batteries or fuel cells), or multiphysics finite element analysis is desirable.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should complete the Prospective Student Questionnaire at the MTEC website and send a current CV in PDF format by email to Prof. George Nelson ( Please note the ad title in the subject line of your e-mail.

Position Category: Engineering. Position Type: PhD Project.