PhD Studentship: Lithium-Ion Capacitor

University of Warwick - WMG

Funding: Funded for 3 years (UK/EU student)

Supervisors: Dr John Low

Start Date: ASAP

Project overview

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with our leading Energy Systems teams at WMG, University of Warwick.

A Lithium-ion capacitor combines the benefits of Lithium-ion battery and supercapacitor technology. It demonstrates higher power density than a conventional Lithium-ion battery, and higher energy density than a stand-alone supercapacitor. This means LIC technology is now becoming more useful to a wide range of applications demanding higher capacity, higher rate capability and extended cyclability. These include: fast charging for EVs, regenerative braking and 48V pack system.

This project focuses on the design, develop and manufacture of LIC technology. Specifically, you will have the opportunities to learn and practice the latest advances in device manufacturing, and understand the science and engineering of fundamental electrochemistry for energy storage.

You will also have full access to state-of-the-art facilities in WMG’s Energy Innovation Centre at The University of Warwick – the only one of its kind in the UK.

This project can progress depending on your prior research experience, and the successful candidate will likely crosses the boundaries of several key disciplines including electrochemistry, materials sciences, manufacturing and energy storage.

Entry requirements


Candidates should have a minimum of an upper second (2.1) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, such as electrochemistry, materials science, manufacturing and energy storage.

Studentship funding

Due to funding regulations, the applicant should be eligible as a UK/EU student. A stipend of £14,296 will be paid per annum for 3 years.

To apply

To apply please complete our online enquiry form and upload your CV.

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