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Initiates, develops and executes electrochemical safety science research projects by applying scientific principles and concepts that are critical to our corporate strategy’s mission of advancing safety through science and the Electrochemical Safety Research Institute’s mission of advancing safer energy storage systems through science.
The Research Scientist will work with the Electrochemical Safety team on their research projects. The Electrochemical Safety Institute focuses on battery safety research at this time but will expand to other areas of materials research and other forms of energy in the near future. The Research Scientist will work with the team on carrying out modeling and simulations for specific studies that include off-nominal events associated with batteries and other energy storage systems. Projects require expert and extensive knowledge of state-of-the-art principals and theories, and uses professional concepts and procedures to solve a wide range of scientific problems. Projects involve studies on the characterization of the safety of aged cells and batteries, characterizing fire and gas composition for li-ion fires, and characterizing worst case thermal runaway propagation at different states of charge to name a few. Interactive discussions with other team members and supervisor is required for successful performance. Collaborations with Universities and other research organizations such as national labs and government labs are a major part of the approach that the team takes in understanding the basic science associated with these worst-case events observed with the li-ion batteries. The Research Scientist will maintain a broad knowledge of state of the art principles and theories and makes major contributions to scientific literature and conferences.
In addition to the above, the Research Scientist
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