Master Thesis – Hydrometallurgical Chemical Process
Skellefteå, Sweden
Type of Employment Part-time
Job position Master Thesis – Hydrometallurgical Chemical Process
Work model On location
Are you the one?

We are currently looking for a driven student to join our CAM Process Development team to work on an exciting thesis project.

Cathode active material (CAM) is one of the main components in a battery cell. The production of CAM revolves around an extremely fine-tuned process that transforms highly selective raw materials to the high quality, safe material used in our cells. It is necessary to develop flexible processes that can accommodate increasingly diverse raw material streams.

Suggested scope

Investigate several secondary raw materials that could be used in the CAM process, using in-depth material characterisation to understand the material and the challenges that need to be solved in order to industrialise this cornerstone technology.

Develop raw material selection matrix and establish raw material library.

You will have the chance to investigate and assess the reactions on the surface and the bulk of the product as well as proceed with physicochemical analysis of the material.


Raw materials are qualified in Northvolt’s small scale cathode plant.

Topics under investigation:

  • Reaction speed factors
  • Performance and reaction speed difference between lab scale and pilot scale testing

The project starting point is to pick up the current findings, proceed with testing and execution of design of experiments to strengthen current assumptions and develop new conclusion and develop decision material for material selection.

Why you should work with us!

The world is turning its back on fossil fuels. With the change comes new opportunities and new demands for industry. Together, let’s build a cleaner world.

Founded in 2016 to enable the European transition to a decarbonized future, Northvolt has made swift progress on its mission to deliver the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery with a minimal CO2 footprint and has grown to over 3,000 people from over 100 different nationalities. 

Northvolt has to date secured more than $55 billion worth of contracts from key customers, including BMW, Fluence, Scania, Volkswagen, Volvo Cars and Polestar, to support its plans, which include establishing recycling capabilities to enable 50 percent of all its raw material requirements to be sourced from recycled batteries by 2030.

Application due date ASAP
About the employer
Founded in 2016 to enable the European transition to a decarbonized future, the company has made swift progress on its mission to deliver the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery. Northvolt is now a European leader within battery production, engaged in partnerships with some of Europe’s premium automotive manufacturers and industry players. At Northvolt we challenge ourselves and others everyday to move rapidly towards a more sustainable future. We use passion, boldness, and excellence to invent, build and recycle the greenest batteries in the world. Together we learn, fail and grow in a caring team, knowing our multiple perspectives and skills are crucial to our success. Welcome to Northvolt!