Masters thesis for Calcination Developments (CAM)

Northvolt

Northvolt

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västerås, sweden
Posted on Friday, December 8, 2023

Job Description

We are looking for a self-motivated student to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future by writing the thesis for our passionate Cathode Development team based in Västerås R&D Labs.

Background

Cathode active material (CAM) is one of the key components that drives Li-ion battery performance. Northvolt CAM development team focus on the next generation chemistry including high-nickel composition.

Suggested scope

The project’s main aim is to review and assess calcination technology developments in the Cathode Active Material manufacturing and their potential applicability in the process currently used by Northvolt.

Key components of the project would include but not limited to:

  • Conduct a full industrial, academic and patent review of Calcination Technology Developments. Looking into process technologies, equipment technologies for use in battery materials, powder processing applications or other relevant/related fields.
  • Evaluation of technologies based on Capex, Opex, design safety, ease of use/adoption to identify the best 3 alternatives to Northvolt’s calcination technology.
  • Conduct a full industrial, academic and patent review of Calcination Technology Developments. Looking into additive technologies for use in battery materials, powder processing applications or other relevant/related fields.
  • Narrow down and understand where the abovementioned applications could be integrated into Northvolt’s current and future manufacturing process whilst understanding potential impacts on the product (layered oxide).
  • Propose and validate theoretically the use-case.
  • Design a potential & simple test rig to carry preliminary testing (at Northvolt site or at Academic Partner)
  • Run experiments, collect data and analyze the results
  • Propose potential way forwards and applications to Cathode Active Material Manufacturing

The person we seek to employ is flexible, curious, eager to learn and take on challenges. Our organisation values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The candidate should have a solid background in chemistry or materials science with hands-on experience in working at a chemical laboratory.

Northvolt is an equal-opportunity employer. We're a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognise that while our actions as individuals have a role to play in driving Northvolt towards its goals, we always seek to move forward as a team. We offer you an open and welcoming atmosphere where we win as a team – and fail as a team. Northvolt is growing at the speed of light, and we strongly believe in internal career development. For us it’s important to look at your skills and potential. Please refrain from including your picture and age with your application to help us with this.

Apply with your CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.
The planned starting date is ASAP.

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