Researching for the world of tomorrow
The Institute for Technical Thermodynamics of the DLR conducts research with more than 150 employees in the field of efficient and resource-saving energy storage and energy conversion technologies. The Department of Computational Electrochemistry at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm for Electrochemical Energy Storage (HIU) develops new theories and tools for the simulative investigation of battery materials and cells. As part of the excellent battery research in the Ulm City of Science, we work at the interface of basic research and applied research. In an interdisciplinary team, we investigate the physico-chemical processes in batteries from the nanoscale to the macroscale.
We are looking for committed scientific employees for the modeling and simulation of solid-state batteries as part of the national competence cluster FestBatt. Solid-state batteries are characterized by their potentially high energy density and intrinsic safety. Current problems are an even lower power density and cell life compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries. These properties are significantly influenced by the design and the microstructure of the electrodes and cells. You will therefore develop models and simulation tools to describe physical-chemical processes in solid-state batteries that explicitly resolve the microstructure of the electrodes and degradation processes at the interface to the electrolyte.
As a member of a leading international research team in the field of microstructure-resolved battery simulation, together with our partners from industry and science, you will make an important contribution to understanding and optimizing this key technology. We offer you an attractive research environment, space for your own ideas and international visibility. In return, we expect you to have an above-average degree – preferably in one of the above-mentioned disciplines – and an interest in scientific work using innovative methods of scientific computing. You should also enjoy working creatively and independently in an international team.
- Above-average academic degree in the field of physics, engineering, mathematics or comparable courses (diploma/master)
- Great interest in theory, modeling and simulation of physical processes
- Very good analytical skills
- Good programming skills in C/C++ or Matlab
- Independent and result-oriented way of working
- Enjoy innovative research
- Very good knowledge of English