Materials R&D

Scientist - Materials Development

Bengaluru   |   Full Time

Log 9 Materials is using its core competence in Graphene nanotechnology to develop advanced energy storage technologies from electrode materials, cell to pack level. Our Rapid Charging Battery packs (Read more) solve the challenges in adoption for the 2W and 3W electric vehicle platforms while our Aluminum Fuel Cell technology (Read more) is targeted towards the electrification of long haul, heavier vehicles.


Electrification of vehicles specially for commercial use ranging from 2W, 3W to LCVs to HCVs will not only have a significant positive impact on the environment, but it will lead to huge cost savings as well. However, different vehicle platforms have unique requirements and hence there cannot be a one-type fit all battery technology. 


In this endeavor, we are building a team of Engineers and Technocrats to make India energy Independent.


Log 9 team stands for Innovation, Intellect, Integrity, Initiative and Individual Growth. Hence, we are looking for people who identify with the same set of values.


Unique chance to work at the cutting edge of technology in India, building solutions to solve global energy storage challenges.


Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain material specifications for products that optimize performance and manufacturability

  • Development of new methods/ protocols and/or modification of already existing protocols for synthesis of carbon-based materials 

  • Development of new electrode materials for fuel cells 

  • Improving material performance by studying structure–property relationship through various characterization techniques

  • Able to perform all stages of a research project from ideation, designing & performing experiments, sample characterization & data analysis 

  • Identifying problems & limitations with existing material system and applying technical expertise & analytical thinking to come up with better alternatives

  • Preparing technical reports with the compilation of original lab results; presenting scientific findings in the team meetings 

  • Performing exhaustive literature review and share results with higher management

  • Foresee the challenges in scaling up of the developed lab processes; support the transfer of technology from lab scale to pilot plant and finally to commercialization 

  • Establishing the standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the lab 

  • Run & prioritize multiple projects simultaneously without missing any deadline

  • Assisting with written submission of patent applications & research proposals

  • Mentoring & training of other technical team members 

Essential Skills

  • Understand material capabilities in various applications

  • Highly research-oriented and ability to provide holistic solutions 

  • Proven track record of performing methodical research at industrial or academic level 

  • Strong concepts in carbon materials, electrochemistry, corrosion engineering, nanotechnology & inter-facial science 

  • Hands on experience on various characterization tools such as FESEM, XRD, Cyclic Voltammetry, XPS, UV-Vis etc.  

  • Knowledge of different material synthesis methods 

  • Efficient writing and oral communication skills

  • Prior experience in writing technical documents (ex: patents, scientific journals, proposals)

  • Ability to analyze the root cause of the problem and finding efficient solutions

  • Positive team player and ability to work under minimal supervision

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Adaptable to a fast-paced environment 

  • Good leadership quality


Opportunities

  • Development of carbon materials for Log 9's flagship project (Aluminum Fuel Cells)

  • Working with a cross-functional team comprising of scientists, engineers, and business analysts

  • Building for sustainable electrification of mobility in India and overseas

  • Working for high growth, deep technology, Sequoia and Exfinity funded startup


Requirements and profile

  1. PhD in Applied Chemistry, Materials Science, Nanotechnology or related fields

  2. Identifying and resolving challenges related to electrodes of fuel cells 

  3. Efficiently developing material solutions for energy and filtration related challenges 

  4. Product Development experience which includes processing and delivering of programs from concept through production

  5. Demonstrate a high level of creativity and work ownership

  6. Being Highly Professional with Analytical and Fundamental Learning Approach

  7. Good leadership skills, ability to mentor junior staff & delegating tasks based on individual strengths, skill sets & experience levels

  8. Excellent problem-solving skills with a keen eye to details


Would be a plus

  1. Proven record in startup environment working with innovations

  2. Exposure to a high paced working environment

  3. Prior experience with graphene and other carbon-based materials 


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