Topic – End-of-Life Lithium-ion Batteries (LIB):

The acceleration on the way to a more sustainable energy transition involves the need of metals. Lithium-ion batteries contain some of these important metals and their demand is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years. Therefore their recycling will be an essential part towards a climate-neutral circular economy.


Our group – Critical Materials and Resource Efficiency:

An area of research in our group focus on the development of processes to recover key materials and metals in end-of-life LIB. The group works in close collaboration with industry partners and tries to close the recycling loop with sustainable processes.



You will support on the different ongoing experiments, which involves e.g., material characterization and chemical analysis of the recovered materials.
– Laboratory experience
– Location: Empa, St Gallen
– Start date: as soon as possible
– Duration: 6 months with a possibility of extension
– Compensation: this is a student paid position on a 40% basis (i.e., 16.4 hours per week).

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