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Government initiative Compel seeks next generation of battery researchers

The collaborative platform Compel is announcing six PhD positions in battery research and electrification, with more on the way. This is a unique opportunity to help shape the future of battery technology.

– Published 11 June 2024

Batteries. Photo.
Six PhD positions related to battery and electrification research are now being advertised within Compel. Photo: Unsplash

Compel, ‘COMPetence for the ELectrification of the transport system’, is a strategic initiative from the Swedish government to strengthen research and education environments in battery technology and electrification. Lund University, Chalmers University of Technology and Uppsala University, in collaboration with key actors in Swedish industry, are participating in this initiative to promote Sweden's leading role in the field.

At Lund University, Compel has identified three strategic research areas for development:

  • materials research
  • integration of batteries with power electronics
  • safe energy storage

The PhD positions are central to ensuring continued innovation and knowledge development in these areas.

The six PhD positions now being advertised are (please note that the positions are posted in Swedish):

In addition to these positions, two research environments will be strengthened with three positions each, with two senior research positions in the process of getting filled. The aim is to further advance and innovate battery research at LTH. This investment offers a platform for researchers to contribute to crucial advances in battery technology, and strengthens Sweden's role as a global leader in electrification and sustainable technology.

Don’t miss this chance to become part of a dynamic research environment with a major impact on the technologies of the future.

Please note that the application deadlines vary depending on the position. For more information on the positions and to apply, please visit our website (in Swedish).