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Postdoc position: Impact response of battery structure and system (Johns Hopkins Univ)

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The postdoc fellow will work with Associate Research Professor Feng Zhu ( in Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI), a division of Johns Hopkins University.


·         Conduct drop tower and ballistic impact tests on lithium-ion battery cells and system

·         Develop numerical models to simulate the battery tests and analyze the failure responses

·         Write technical papers and research proposals

·         Guide graduate students in the group



·         PhD in Mechanical/Civil/Aerospace/Materials Engineering

·         Fluency in LS-DYNA and Hypermesh (This is an essential requirement.)

·         Knowledge of vehicle crashworthiness analysis and injury biomechanics is a plus

·         Considerable physical strength (to move/lift/handle the 10-kg battery modules and use driller/saw to dissemble steel parts)



·         Competitive salary

·         Current appointment is 1 year; Renewable based on funding and performance etc

·         The successful candidate will have chance to work with our industrial partner and faculties of the newly launched Ralph S. O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute in Johns Hopkins University    


Interested candidates please send me a single PDF containing CV, and name/contact information of three references to Email subject: “battery structure postdoc”.

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