PhD in Thermally Regenerative Electrochemical Cell

The EECS (Electrochemical Energy Conversion & Storage) Lab at IMPEE of EPS, Heriot-Watt University invites applications from candidates interested in studying for a PhD in Thermally Regenerative Electrochemical Cell.

The EECS explores the electrochemical conversion and storage of low-grade heat energy to secure a carbon-neutral society, with the aim of developing an efficient thermally regenerative redox battery system by introducing data- and modelling-driven semi-empirical screening of the redox chemicals.

Candidates should have experiences or interest in at least one or more of the following areas:

  • Electrochemical characterisation
  • Redox electrolyte preparation
  • Battery charging/discharging performance modelling

The research is highly interdisciplinary, combining electrochemistry and thermal physics. You will be part of a small joint university project team (Heriot-Watt University and the University of Strathclyde) working towards these goals.

As a formal qualification, all applicants must have or expect to have a 1st class MChem, MPhys, MEng, MSci or equivalent degree by Summer 2023. Selection will be based on academic excellence and research potential, and all short-listed applicants will be interviewed (in person or via Teams). Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Dowon Bae (

Further information and details on how to apply can be found here