Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at University of Western Ontario

Scholarship: Fully-funded
Degree: Ph.D.
Nationality: International Students
Location: Canada
Application deadlines: Open until filled. 

Scholarship Description:

The aim of the project is to use in-situ experimental techniques, e.g., diffraction or imaging, to characterize the mechanical properties and fracture of all-solid-state batteries. Candidates with relevant experience in micro or macroscale numerical modeling of all-solid-state batteries will also be considered.   

The selected applicant will have access to the state-of-the-art facilities for the manufacturing of all-solid-state batteries that are located at the Mechanical & Materials Engineering Department at the University of Western Ontario. They will have access to high resolution SEM/EBSD systems as well as XRD, XPS, and ALD facilities. 

Relevant information about the group can be found in the following links: Deformation group:, Energy Storage Lab:

 Available Subjects:


Eligibility criteria:

  • Ability to conduct in-situ experiments e.g., in SEM or at synchrotron X-ray or neutron facilities.
  • Ability to conduct numerical modeling, e.g., finite element. 
  • Ability to program in MATLAB or other programming languages
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment 

Application Procedure:

Please email your CV and cover letter to Dr. Hamid Abdolvand ([email protected]) and Dr. Yang Zhao ([email protected]).