FP7 Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Programme
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I got my PhD entitled "Chances and challenges of "going nano" for lithium-ion anodes" at the University of Münster, in Germany. Then I conducted research at the Helmholtz Institute in Ulm (HIU), which is associated to the Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT), on nanostructured active materials including carbonaceous coatings and composites for Li- and Na-ion batteries as well as lithium-oxygen batteries, employing ionic liquid-based electrolytes.
I have the chance to conduct research about a completely new and innovative topic with scientists who are excellent in their fields. There is a high concentration of expertise in my laboratory, particularly with respect to the use of large-scale facilities, enabling top-level research.
Moreover, in terms of equipment and facilities, I have everything I need. We have a lot of opportunities in the laboratory for the sake of our project and benefit from the nearby located large-scale facilities, the Institut Laue-Langevin Institute (ILL) for neutron science and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) for X-ray-based techniques.
I would recommend CEA and the Enhanced Eurotalents fellowship for researchers looking for a postdoctoral position. In fact, without my Enhanced Eurotalents fellowship, I wouldn't have been able to stay for more than a year and a half and especially the last months are crucial in a research project. Thus, I am really glad that I got the opportunity to extend my stay.
In addition to this, the people I met here are really kind and the international atmosphere is very enjoyable.
This training session far exceeded my expectations, it was really enlightening. The trainer opened our eyes on the job market, teaching us that an application process is a two-sided thing. Rather than plainly applying, you need to be aware of your own potential so as to better market yourself.
A positive side effect of this session was my meeting with other fellows. I still meet them for lunch once a month.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.