Two PhD positions in the field of ab initio modeling of materials for electrochemical batteries are available in the group of Sergei Manzhos at the National University of Singapore, Department of Mechanical Engineering. The research focus is on post-lithium batteries (i.e. Na, Mg, and Al ion batteries) and organic batteries. The projects will be done in close collaboration with experimental labs.

The candidates should have abilities and interest in computer simulations, including ability to use multiple codes and some programming ability. Flawless English is required.

NUS is a top Asian university and is ranked within top 10 Worldwide in several disciplines related to the research topic, including materials science, mechanical, aeronautical & manufacturing engineering, and chemical engineering ( http://www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings/2015 ).

To qualify for August 2016 intake, applications need to be filed by November 1, 2016. The procedures are described at http://www.gse.nus.edu.sg/applications.html#research

Queries can be sent to Sergei Manzhos by email, mpemanzh /at/ nus.edu.sg