Faraday ISIS Emerging Leader Battery Fellowship
06 Jul 2023



Help us expand our battery research! 




Batteries power our daily lives. From mobile phones to electric cars, we are relying more and more on batteries daily. The ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, in collaboration with the Faraday Institution, are looking for an energetic scientist to champion battery research ​

The Faraday Institution, also headquartered on Harwell Campus, is the UK’s independent institute for electrochemical energy storage research, skills development, market analysis, and early-stage commercialisation. It brings together research scientists and industry partners on projects with commercial potential that will reduce battery cost, weight, and volume; improve performance and reliability, and develop whole-life strategies including recycling and reuse. More than 500 researchers at all stages of their careers are working together to solve some of the most significant challenges in energy storage. 

The creation of successful, sustainable battery materials is a team effort to look into potential solutions that could answer the issues that society has with providing the huge energy demands required. In building strong networks of partnerships, we hope to bring together the battery community to work together as best we can to solve modern energy challenges. Due to this, we are looking to strengthen and expand our networks of battery researchers across the globe. 

We are searching for an energetic scientist to champion battery research at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. The ISIS-Faraday Fellowship appointee will be based at the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source and will be expected to have a wide experience of both battery science and neutron and/or muon techniques. The post holder will seek to promote the facilities available at ISIS and the wider Rutherford Appleton Laboratory to the UK and international battery community, develop infrastructure and facilities for the UK and international battery research community, and carry out their own research in battery systems, with a focus on the use of neutron and muon techniques. We hope to help people realise the huge potential that neutrons and muons have in studying battery materials. Using this potential, the ISIS facility has already produced incredible research into sodium ion batteries, battery lifetime and performance, solid state materials for next gen batteries and ion diffusion studies inside batteries. We can see in incredible detail, the structures within a battery, find out how they work on a fundamental level, or watch the dynamics as they progress in real time.  

With the ever growing need to become more sustainable, efficient, and more highly powered, we are looking for someone who will bring their own research and expertise to the table for energy and our clean energy theme, as well as support the collaboration of researchers at the Rutherford Appleton laboratory and beyond.  


Contact: Burke, Katie (STFC,RAL,ISIS)