Developing new sodium ion battery technology

Get paid to do a Masters with the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University, The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018, and Lina Energy Ltd.

1 Year Enterprise-led Masters by Research, Ref. No. 100

  • Get paid £15,000 tax-free
  • Have you tuition fees reduced. Your partner company pays £2,000 towards your fees, meaning UK/EU students pay £2,260, and International students pay £15,945.
  • Be part of the multi award winning Centre for Global Eco-Innovation with a cohort of 50 talented graduates working on exciting business-led R&D.
  • The Centre is based at Lancaster University, so you will gain your Masters from a Top Ten University, recognised as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018.
  • Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas.

The Project

LiNa Energy is developing an advanced new sodium ion battery technology with wide applications, which promises to outperform all other incumbent technologies on all key performance and cost metrics. We are seeking a motivated graduate to help us design our first products for optimal performance by applying advanced engineering simulation tools and methodologies.

The LiNa cell technology is an exciting innovation in sodium ion technology with proven pedigree. It is a radical re-engineering of sodium metal chloride chemistry to dramatically enhance energy and power density whilst maintaining the impressive safety credentials of the chemistry. This is all achieved using low cost and scalable processes to give a truly disruptive battery technology.

Candidates with a degree in mechanical engineering or other closely aligned subject are sought. Some prior experience in engineering simulations such as finite element analysis would be beneficial.

Enterprise and collaborative partners

This Masters by Research is a collaborative research project between Lancaster University, with supervision from Dr Richard Dawson, Dr Fabrice Andrieux and Lina Energy Ltd. Lina Energy Ltd is an innovative SME developing an advanced new sodium ion battery technology with applications across multiple industries.

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This project is part funded by the European Regional development Fund and is subject to confirmation of funding. For further information about the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, please see our website.

Application deadline: 21st October 2018

This project will begin January 2019