Battery Materials and Electrochemistry

Scientist - Electrolyte & Electrode Materials

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.


Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Synthesize advanced Lithium based metal oxides of different formulation and microstructure using various processes such as hydrothermal method and co-precipitation method. 

  • Modifying surface properties Lithium based metal oxides nanoparticles to improve their electrochemical performance. 

  • Research, design, and analyze advanced Lithium based metal oxides through testing, characterization, validation and reporting.

  • Optimization of Li-based electrodes including density, porosity and formulation to prepare high performance cells. 

  • Plan and execute DOE (Design of Experiments) independently to investigate promising electrolyte material candidates and provide technical comparisons and critical assessment of their potentials.  
  • Come up with advanced electrolyte formulations as technical solutions to ensure certain cell chemistry achieves cell performance targets. 
  • Builds cells and analyzes data to quantitatively measure and compare cell performance. Apply diagnostics to investigate cell reactions, conduct failure mode analysis to identify root causes and generate novel solutions.

  • Work with cross functional teams to design reactors for large scale production of Lithium based metal oxides

  • Analyzing operating electrochemical conditions and functions of battery cell formation equipment and process to scale up the coin cell performance 18650 cell design with high gravimetric capacity, energy density, cycle stability and faster charge.  

  • Analyze data and apply conclusions to iteratively develop experimental design. 

  • Work independently and efficiently to meet deliverables within timeline and budgetary constraints. 

  • Contributes to the development of intellectual property. Adheres to all intellectual property standards throughout area of responsibility.

  • Provide engineering analysis for the impact of different components in the pouch cell on the overall performance of the cell.


Essential Skills & Qualities:

  • Quick learner with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, maintain focus and adapt to a variety of challenges
  • Strong background in battery technology, nano-chemistry and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication, prioritization, attention to detail, and organizational skillsets

  • Experience with polymeric binders and conductive carbons for lithium-ion chemistries, and particle surface modification is highly preferred. 

  • Deep understanding of fundamental material characterization techniques and systems engineering

  • Experience in dealing with nano powders and making slurries for batteries. 

  • Able to prioritize and manage time effectively (self- motivated and self-managing)


Opportunities:

  • Working with advanced Energy Storage technologies and pioneering the electrical management systems of the "supercapacitors" and “fuel cells"
  • Working with a cross-functional team comprising of scientists, engineers, and business analysts
  • Working for a high growth, deep technology startup funded by leading VCs like Sequoia Capital and Exfinity Ventures

Qualifications


  • Ph.D. in Electrochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Nanotechnology or Materials Science and Material Engineering, or related field. 

  • Min. 4 years of relevant experience. Experience as a post-doc will also be considered. 

  • Prior experience in energy storage solutions will be highly preferred. 

We are looking for detail-oriented, reliable, and self-motivated individual


Would be a plus:

  • Proven record in start-up environment working with innovations
  • Exposure to a high paced working environment


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