First Call for the CIC Energigune PhD Fellowships
CIC Energigune is the new energy research centre with headquarters in the Basque Country which aims to become an international benchmark in its field. The centre has the backing of public institutions and administrations, and of companies directly related to the energy sector.
CIC Energigune offers Master students the possibility to develop their Doctoral Thesis within one of the following topics:
I.- Title: Development of ceramic lithium ion electrolytes for high performance batteries (ref. CerElec)
Supervisors: Prof. John A. Kilner, Dr.Ainara Aguadero
II.- Title: Overcome kinetic limitations of Na-ion insertion cathodes (ref. KinNa)
Supervisor: Dr. Damien Saurel
III.- Title: Investigations of New Electrode Materials for Sodium Ion Batteries (ref. ElecNa)
Supervisors: Dr. Elizabeth Castillo Martinez, Prof.Teofilo Rojo
IV.- Title: Na or Li salt-polymer hybrid nanoparticles as electrolytes for solid-state batteries. (ref. Polym)
Supervisors: Dr. Michel Armand, Dr. Irune Villaluenga
V.- Title: Positive electrode materials for aqueous Na-ion batteries (ref. AquoNa)
Supervisors: Dr. Montse Casas Cabanas and Dr. Miguel Angel Muñoz
VI.- Title: Advanced phosphate materials as positive electrode for Na-ion batteries(ref. PhosNa)
Supervisors: Dr. Pierre Kubiak
VII.- Title: Insight into ionic transport in nanoporous carbon electrodes of electrochemical double-layer capacitors (ref. DoubCap)
Supervisors: Dr. Roman Mysyk
VIII.- .- Title of the research project: "Regime-selected morphological patterns during the electrodeposition of catalytic nanoparticles" (ref. CatNano)
Supervisors: Dr. Sofía Pérez-Villar and Dr. Carmen M. López
IX.- Title of the research project: High temperature energy storage: materials and systems.
Supervisor: Dr. Abdessamad Faik
Eligible candidates must be registered master students at the UPV/EHU or at other European Universities and being eligible for pre-doctoral fellowship programs.
The contract will commence between September and November 2012. By then, the student should hold the Master degree to have access to the PhD program of a University.
Interested candidates please e-mail the supervisor with its reference in the subject including the following information:
- A cover letter
- Your CV including the BA/BSc qualification on a scale of 1-4
- Names (including e-mail address) of at least two referees
(*) for non-european candidates, the position will be available only once researchers obtain all the immigration permits.
Eligible students: candidates must hold a Master degree before the PhD fellowship begins
National and international candidates are elegible.
English and skill communications would be particularly valuable.
Candidates should be highly motivated to pursue a scientific career
Length: 3 years
Economical offer: 18.500 € gross per year (aprox. 15.000 net)
- 5 best researchers
evaluated: CIC Energigune will assume the investment based on its internal
funds. Nevertheless those candidates will be encouraged to apply for grants.
- Other candidates: CIC Energigune will evaluate the possibility of offering a position based on obtaining a grant.
2.- Estimated cost of living in Vitoria
Per Student Per Month (SGD)
Accommodation - per person based on appartment sharing (own bedroom)
250 - 400
Transport Expenses (local)
Total Estimated Cost of Living
Detailed information of the different projects attached:
Documento asociado: CIC_PhD_fellowship_project_description.pdf