Professor of Battery Innovation, Warwick Manufacturing Group

Ref: 3752

University of Warwick


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Role Managed by:

Nataliya Mykhalchenko

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6237


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 14/10/2018

The Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) is an academic department of the University of Warwick and host to over 600 people working across seven dedicated research and education centres. With an exclusive focus upon manufacturing, innovation, and technology, it has a £180m annual programme that enables ongoing investment in state-of-the-art facilities and expertise. It has an unmatched reputation for working alongside industrial partners in order to provide collaborative R&D, world class education, and knowledge transfer. 

WMG’s Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) is a national facility for battery research across the R&D process from materials and electrochemistry through to application integration and recycling / re-use. The centre has recently had a £20M investment as part of the Energy Research Accelerator programme. The post holder will be expected to play a leadership role in the EIC, and this new post will complement existing expertise in electrochemical engineering, energy storage and management, electric machines and power electronics. 

The University of Warwick is seeking applications from experienced academics with an established body of academic research in areas related to battery chemistry, electrochemical innovation and/or battery recycling. She or he will have an international recognition for published work as well as a sustained history of obtaining grant funding, familiarity with working alongside industrial partners, and the ability to operate in a collegiate manner with academics from other disciplines. Crucially, she or he will be passionate about the future of battery research and applications and WMG’s role in delivering solutions to some of the technological challenges that R&D in this area will face. 

With a passion and genuine desire to make a difference the successful candidate will provide academic leadership in the field of battery innovation, working with WMG’s broad range of industrial partners. The activity will focus on the challenges that need to be overcome before fully autonomous vehicles move from concept to commercialisation. The post holder will be expected to engage with WMG’s existing academic and industrial collaborators as well as establish new partnerships. S/he will also undertake teaching and collegiate activities (including administrative) to support the work of WMG and its partners. 

Applications should include a full CV and covering letter detailing academic and professional qualifications, relevant experience and interest. 

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