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Available Ph.D. Positions at UMBC

Dr. Capraz - AMEE Lab

Job Description: We are looking for a motivated student who can start ASAP or in 2024 in the Department of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland - Baltimore County (UMBC). Ph.D. students will work on the investigation of interfacial properties of Na-ion cathodes in collaboration with Dr. Noked from Bar-Ilan University. The project is funded by NSF-BSF project. Detailed project descriptions and planning will be undertaken directly with the successful candidates. Students with Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry or Physics background are encouraged to apply. 

Our Offer:   The student will develop exceptional skills and expertise in the areas of electrochemistry, defect chemistry, mechanics of materials, and material fabrication during his/her/their studies. The student will learn operando techniques to monitor stress /strain evolution in the cathode materials. The selected candidate will present their work at international conferences such as AlCHE and ECS. The student will also have opportunities to closely work with scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory and Bar-Ilan University. 

About Our Group: Advanced Materials & Electrochemistry for Energy (AMEE) Research Group is established by Prof. Özgür Çapraz and is recently relocated to Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering in the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The group has been funded by various agencies such as NSF, DOE, NASA, Air Force, and BSF. Students in our group has published in high impact factor journals such as Advanced Energy Materials, Nano Letters and J. Power Sources. The group alumni are currently working as either scientists in National Laboratories or engineers in battery companies. For more information about the group, please visit, www.ameelab.com

About the University: University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is a top-ranked university with an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. The university is located in the suburb of vibrant Baltimore city. The location offers direct access to wonderful outdoor activities (beaches, mountains, forest and state parks), museums in DC - Baltimore area and international airports. Also, it is close to government agencies and industrial companies. 

How to Apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV, transcript and a short cover letter to capraz@umbc.edu with the title of “Application to PhD position in AMEE Lab”.

Posted: August 25, 2023, 1:15 PM