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Senior Battery Engineering Manager - Lithium Metal Anode

Company: Lyten
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Lyten is an advanced materials company that developed Lyten 3D Graphene -, a patented library of materials that has enabled breakthroughs in energy storage, composite systems, and chemical & passive sensors. Lyten's pristine three-dimensional graphene materials greatly improve characteristics of other materials and when formulated into our advanced battery chemistry, unlocks the true potential of Lithium-Sulfur energy storage through Sulfur-Caging---. Lyten Batteries for electric vehicles deliver higher energy density for extended driving range, faster charging, greatly improved safety, and the lowest carbon footprint of any battery.This position is based in the US and required to be in compliance with ITAR regulations.The Senior Battery Engineering Manager - Lithium Metal Anode will be responsible for leading a advanced engineering team to design and develop advanced lithium metal anodes compatible with Lyten's lithium-sulfur cell architecture and manufacturing process. You will lead the development of lithium metal anode materials by leveraging your in-depth knowledge of the industrial lithium foil supply chain (Li electro-chemistry, lithium purification, ingot casting, foil extrusion, foil rolling and cladding) to meet the performance requirements of Lyten Li-S batteries. You are an experienced people leader and your team will drive the efforts for the development of high quality Li foil, protective coating materials, processes, and cell integration techniques. You have experience with various cell and battery analytical techniques, including voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, cycle life testing to characterize and improve the anode performance.You will have a strong record of scientific achievement in the areas of Li metal anodes for solid state batteries, Li-sulfur or Li-ion batteries, Li metal foil processing, and building a comprehensive team working on manufacturing secondary batteries. You will work with other components leads (cathode, electrolyte, separator) to define the process to deliver a scalable lithium anode production process. You will collaborate with external vendors and internal materials development teams to ensure cell design, performance, safety, compliance, cost, cycle life, recycling, etc.Job Responsibilities:

  • Build and manage a comprehensive team working on development and manufacturing of high performance Li metal anodes for lithium-sulfur cells
  • Produce high-purity, high-quality Li metal anode foil for high-performance lithium sulfur batteries
  • Design, prepare and characterize protective coating materials for lithium metal anode.
  • Contribute as a technical expert to create the specifications for the Li-S battery cell.
  • Plan, develop and execute DOE for fabrication and testing of new anode materials.
  • Perform failure analysis and develop mitigation actions.
  • Create and document comprehensive technical specifications.
  • Provide engineering support to cell integration and manufacturing teams.Qualifications:
    • Advanced degree in material science, chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical engineering, physics, with a minimum of 10 years of industry experience.
    • 3+ years of experience managing a team
    • 5+ years of experience with Li metal anode engineering for next generation cell architectures, high current densities, and high depths of discharge
    • In-depth knowledge of industrial lithium foil supply chain: Li electro-chemistry, lithium purification, metal ingot casting, metal foil extrusion, foil rolling and metal cladding
    • Proven record of Li metal anode design for improving energy density, cycle life, and rate performance of Li-S batteries
    • Experience with and understanding of electrochemical techniques, including impedance spectroscopy, cyclic/linear sweep voltammetry, PITT/GITT, 3-electrode cells, and Li+ conductivity measurements for solid thin films
    • Experience with various material characterization techniques, including SEM, TEM, XRD, BET, Raman/IR spectroscopy, XPS, DLS
    • Experience in assessing Li metal anode performance in symmetric/half cells
    • Understanding of failure mechanisms of Li metal anodes and experience with failure analysis of cycled Li metal anodes in Li-S full cells
    • Experience with quality control for commercial Li and Li metal electrodes
    • Knowledge of scientific/engineering principles and limitations of various coating/film transfer techniques
    • Knowledge of processes for pouch, cylindrical, and prismatic cell assembly and understanding of challenges associated with Li metal electrode design for each cell type
    • Understanding of processes for and challenges with scale-up of lithium metal electrode production, including dry room compatibility, production rate, cost, and safetyLYTEN750Benefits
      • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
      • 401K
      • PTO
      • Competitive salary with opportunity for career growth
      • Employee stock option plans
      • Employee relocation assistance programCertain positions within Lyten, Inc. require compliance with export control laws and, as a result, all interviewed candidates will be screened pre-interview to determine their eligibility in light of export restrictions.We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled.

        Principals only; third party or agency submitted candidates will not be considered.This position requires access to technology, software and other information that is subject to governmental access control restrictions, due to export controls. Employment in this position is conditioned on the continued availability of government authorization to authorize release of such items, to the extent required, including without limitation an export license, or other documentation required to establish authorization to receive access to such items. Company may delay commencement of employment, rescind an offer of employment, terminate employment, and/or may modify job responsibilities, compensation, benefits, and/or access to Company facilities and information systems, as Company deems appropriate, in order to ensure compliance with applicable government access control restrictions.

Keywords: Lyten, San Jose , Senior Battery Engineering Manager - Lithium Metal Anode, Executive , San Jose, California

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