Search for University Jobs in Engineering

Job ID: 184793

PhD position in Green all carbon-based battery technologies of the future
Aalto University

Date Posted Apr. 29, 2022
Title PhD position in Green all carbon-based battery technologies of the future
University Aalto University
, Finland
Department T410 Dept. Electrical Engineering and Automation
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
We are looking for a PhD candidate to work in Academy of Finland project: “Nanocarbon materials for sustainable battery technology (NACAB)”. The project aims at developing new carbon-based nanoporous electrode materials fabricated using renewable source materials, such as nanocellulosic precursors, for different battery chemistries (Li and Na based). The chosen person would work as a part of a bigger team consisting of computational and experimental scientists.

We offer state-of-the art electrochemical facilities, in depth experience in fabricating, analyzing and applying carbon-based nanomaterials as well as an ecosystem fostering individual talent in a supporting and encouraging environment.

Who can apply?
The prospective candidate should have a suitable background (MSc) in physics, chemistry, materials science, or electrochemistry. Command of typical electroanalytic techniques including, but not limited to, cyclic voltammetry (CV), rotating disk electrode (RDE) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) is expected. Ability to work independently as well as in a team in wet lab setting is also expected.

In this position you are expected to apply the study right for doctoral studies in Aalto University. Please check the student information and application criteria. In particular, please pay attention to the mandatory skill level in English. You are expected to achieve your PhD degree within approximately 4 years.

The expected starting salary for a doctoral candidate is approximately 2500 € per month, and the salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. In addition to the salary, the contract includes occupational health benefits.

Ready to apply?
To apply for the position, please submit your application through the Aalto online recruitment system by May 27, 2022. For a valid application, the following attachments are required:
  • A short free-form application/motivation letter
  • Transcript of study attainments
  • Short CV
  • List of possible publications
  • 1-2 recommendation letters

To access the recruitment system, please use the “Apply" link.

Additional information
For additional information about the position, please contact Professor Tomi Laurila ( In recruitment process related questions please contact HR Coordinator Camilla Hanganpää (

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

The School of Electrical Engineering promotes high-quality science, technology and innovations for the benefit of the Finnish society and all of humankind. In our research environment, the natural sciences, engineering and information technology intertwine to form smart systems and innovations that save energy and promote well-being. With our research, we seek to respond to many challenges posed by sustainable development and the results are applied, for example, in mobile devices, electrical networks, health care and in satellites. The school’s special strength is linking the research with the Finnish and international business sector. We have around 2000 students in total, and around 250 master’s and 50 doctoral degrees annually. Our personnel consists of 700 people with over 70 professors.

More about Aalto University:

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

Please see the job description for contact details
pertaining to this university job announcement.


Refer this job to a friend or colleague!

New Search | Previous

RSS for the latest higher education jobs
Atom for the latest higher education jobs
Need a Sabbatical Home?