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Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Developing, Testing, and Prototyping Next-Generation, Beyond Li-ion Batteries


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Chemistry

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64.15.15.C0607 Washington, DC 203755321


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Joseph F. Parker 202.404.8698


We design, synthesize, fabricate, and test next-generation electrochemical energy materials and devices. Research thrusts span fundamental exploration of physicochemical properties of electrodes and battery components to advanced prototype design and demonstration. Our approaches include (i) studying the kinetics and dynamics of electrochemical processes; (ii) surface, spectroscopic, and electroanalytical characterization of electrode materials. (iii) developing new chemistries based on safe, non-strategic active materials (e.g., zinc-based batteries, aqueous batteries, beyond Li-ion chemistries, etc); (iv) testing and evaluation of fielded and next-generation energy-storage devices; and (v) solving the electrical, mechanical, and structural engineering challenges associated with scale-up of benchtop-level battery breakthroughs.

1.        Rechargeable nickel–3D zinc batteries: An energy-dense, safer alternative to lithium-ion.” J.F. Parker, C.N. Chervin, I.R. Pala, M. Machler, M.F. Burz, J.W. Long, and D.R. Rolison, Science 2017, 356, 415–418.

2.      “Translating Materials-Level Performance into Device-Relevant Metrics for Zinc-Based Batteries.” J. F. Parker, J. S. Ko, D. R. Rolison, and J. W. Long, Joule 2018, 2, 2519–2527

Batteries; Energy; Electrochemistry; Beyond Li-ion; Prototyping; Electrochemical Engineering; Safety; Zinc; Aqueous; Materials


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$87,198.00 $3,000.00
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