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Visiting Research Fellowships

Visiting Research Fellowships

Working with Professor Louis Piper and The Faraday Institution.

About WMG and Our Research

WMG is a multi-disciplinary academic department of the University of Warwick, and one of the UK's High Value Manufacturing Catapult centres, with more than 800 colleagues focussed on delivering cutting-edge engineering and technology-based research and innovative education.

WMG is one of the largest academic groups of its type in Europe and as a globally renowned research organisation, our fundamental and applied research is led by world-class academics and outstanding engineers, underpinned by state-of-the-art facilities to help bridge the gap between academia and industry. Our research delivers solutions across all Technology Readiness Levels to address operational, technical, and societal challenges. We nurture collaborative opportunities, knowledge sharing, and aim to make an innovative global impact by working with companies of all scales and complexities.

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WMG's mission is to deliver the technologies, knowledge and people needed by the industries of today and the future. Please view our Research webpages to understand more about our broad range of research areas.

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The Faraday Institution

The Faraday Institution is the UK’s independent institute for electrochemical energy storage research, skills development, market analysis, and early-stage commercialisation. Bringing together expertise from universities and industry, the Faraday Institution endeavours to make the UK the go-to place for the research and development of new electrical storage technologies for both the automotive and wider relevant sectors. Headquartered at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, the Faraday Institution is a registered charity with an independent board of trustees..

The Faraday Institution, in partnership with UK universities affiliated with specific research projects, invites you to apply for a prestigious Visiting Research Fellowship. Supported by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the Visiting Research Fellowship scheme aims to strengthen partnerships between the UK and the lithium triangle countries of Argentina and Chile. Following the success of a partnership between the University of Warwick and Bolivia, the FCDO is generously funding seven fellows from Chile and Argentina.

Visiting Research Fellowship Opportunities at WMG

With the support of a grant from The Faraday Institution, WMG is able to offer 2 Visiting Research Fellowships for talented early-career academics from Chile/Argentina. There is a generous package of financial support for each Fellowship towards travel, housing and some other living costs incurred during your visit. Further information can be provided on request. The opportunity lasts for 6 months and must be completed before 31st March 2025.

Full details of the 2 opportunities can be found by clicking on the boxes below.

For any informal queries, please contact Professor Louis Piper,

Please note both opportunities are only accepting candidates from Chile or Argentina.

Project: Optimisation of Phosphate-Based Cylindrical Cell Manufacture

This proposed collaboration will undertake the manufacturing of LFP\\Graphite full cylindrical cells at the University of Warwick. Smaller scale cell manufacture (coin, EL-cell) will first be undertaken to optimise parameters such as slurry formulation and coat weight, after which WMG’s pilot line facility will be utilised to produce 21700 cells. The performance of these cells will be assessed via electrochemical testing and benchmarked against similar commercially available cells. Capacity loss will be diagnosed via advanced electrochemical methods, X-ray computed tomography and neutron analysis.

For more information regarding this opportunity, please click here.

For a Spanish translation of this opportunity, please click here. Please note all application must be submitted in English.

Project: Recovering Kinetically Limited Capacity Loss in Single-Crystalline Ni-rich NMC-Graphite Pouch Cells for Second Life

This project aims to quantify the kinetics-related capacity losses in SC-NMC811//Graphite systems and explore mitigative cycling protocols to recover lost capacity. Industry-format pouch cells (from Degradation consortium WP0) will be aged through cycling under varying voltage windows at the University of Warwick. Then, multiple regenerative protocols will be applied to understand the specific effects of cycling rates and temperature on capacity recovery. The regenerated capacity can be quantified using electrochemical testing, with the changes in electrode properties measured via advanced characterization including operando X-ray and gas analysis techniques in collaboration with the University of Cambridge.

For more information regarding this opportunity, please click here.

For a Spanish translation of this opportunity, please click here. Please note all application must be submitted in English.


How to Apply

If you would like to be considered for either of these opportunities, please send a covering letter, outlining which opportunity would you like to be considered for, a copy of your CV and a Letter of Support from your current University or institution to

All documents should be submitted in English.

Closing date for receipt of all applications is 8th March 2024.

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