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Research Associate(s) (NEMESIS) - Fixed Term Contract(s)

Mechanical Engineering

Salary:  Starting from £32,548, rising to £38,833 pro rata for part year
Placed On:  Wednesday 21 February 2018
Closing Date:  Thursday 22 March 2018
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  CT5649

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath to work with Professor Chris Bowen, who has been awarded a prestigious European Research Council Advanced Fellowship in Novel Energy Materials: Engineering Science and Integrated Systems (NEMESIS).

A range of multi-disciplinary energy harvesting methods will be examined within the project. This post will examine energy harvesting materials and devices for converting mechanical vibrations into electrical fields and examining the impact of such electrical field of chemical reactions (such as water splitting); the use of ferroelectrics for light harvesting is also of interest. The applicant will also contribute to other energy harvesting activities within the group, such as vibration and pyroelectric harvesting. Research will be disseminated in high impact journals and key international conferences.  Visits to collaborators are expected.

Applicants should have degree and PhD in a relevant discipline (materials, physics, electrical engineering) and a enthusiastic approach to multi-disciplinary research.  Applicants with skills in energy harvesting, piezoelectrics, electro-chemical characterisation and the impact of electric fields on chemical reactions are preferred.

This is a full time role (36.5 hours per week) and is being offered on a fixed term contract basis, with an expected expiry date of 31 December 2018.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Prof. Chris Bowen on 01225 383660 or

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