CIC energiGUNE is a well-known energy research center based in the Basque Country of Spain. Its mission is to play a leading role on the international stage in the field of energy storage technologies and contribute to the industrial competitiveness of Basque Country.
CIC energiGUNE has a world-class research facility, cutting-edge equipment, an experienced management team, and a scientific committee composed of prominent scientists, entrepreneurs, and industrial experts ().
CIC energiGUNE is seeking for a postdoctoral researcher to engage in our XRD Platform.
The aim of the project is to develop new carbon materials to be used in Li-ion and Na-ion batteries, designed from the point of view of their microstructure and with performance beyond current state of the art.
To do so, ex-situ and in-situ X-ray diffraction and Small Angle X-ray Scattering will be used to access unprecedented understanding on the charge storage mechanism of hard carbons and its correlation with the microstructure so that the critical microstructural parameters are identified and targeted in the synthesis of advanced carbons for batteries.
Experimental work will include synthesis, materials charcterizations (XRD, SEM, Raman, gas adsorption etc ), in-situ / operando mecanistic charcetrizations (XRD, SAXS, XAS, etc ), as well as electrochemical performance assessment.