PhD Vacancy

Thermal Batteries. Thermal batteries operate at high temperature and offer exceptional long term stability and very high power for important applications such as ejector seats. Whist the devices have been available for many years, the underlying electrochemistry is not fully understood and is also highly relevant to emerging concepts in novel battery technologies. In this study we seek to explore alternative electrode concepts and to perform detailed in situ and in operando studies of potential electrodes.

Applications are invited from outstanding UK and EU students, who hold a first or upper second-class degree or equivalent. Successful candidates will receive an annual stipend in line with RC-UK rates and payment of their tuition fees. Applicants should be available for interview on selected dates.

Contact for further information or initial enquiries to Professor John Irvine at

Applications can be made through the University of St Andrews online application form at



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