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EngD in Optimisation of Battery Recycling Processes

University of Warwick

Qualification Type: Professional Doctorate
Location: Coventry
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £17,109 plus annual top up of £3.000
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 23rd June 2022
Closes: 23rd September 2022

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/researchdegrees/vacancies/optimisationofbatteryrecyclingprocesses-engd/

Project Overview

WMG and Recyclus have created an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) focused on the development of battery recycling technologies. The EngD encompasses a four-year programme supporting talented individuals at varying career stages to develop new critical skill sets in this sector and will also focus on addressing contemporary industrial and technical challenges across the battery recycling sector.

Working in WMG Energy Innovation Centre and Recyclus, you will investigate the following activities (but not limited):

  • Undertake a market research to assess the availability of materials from lithium ion batteries and potential markets for products.
  • Work at Recyclus sites to find optimal operational parameters for recycling machinery (e.g. materials characterisation, screening efficiency for scalability).
  • Apply advanced technologies for powders separation (e.g. eddy current separators, magnetic separators for industrialisation targets).
  • Investigate post treatment processes (e.g. electrolyte recovery, vacuum drying and analysis)
  • Technology synergies between lead-acid and lithium-ion battery recycling.

Key Information:

Funding Source: Warwick Industrial Fellowship

Stipend: £17,109 plus annual top up of £3.000

Supporting company: Recyclus Group Ltd

Supervisor: Dr John Low

Available to UK nationals and Home fees students

Start date: October 2022

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