|Funding for:||UK Students|
|Funding amount:||UK Home Fees; UKRI standard stipend|
|Placed On:||4th July 2022|
|Closes:||25th November 2022|
Project Title: High Efficiency Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells
Dr Imalka Jayawardena, email@example.com, https://www.surrey.ac.uk/people/imalka-jayawardena
Dr Imalka Jayawardena, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research group: Nanoelectronic Centre
Start month/year: January 2023
Length of funding: 3.5 years
Application deadline: 25/11/2022
Developing High Efficiency Perovskite Based Tandem Solar Cells
The drive towards Net-Zero, has led to a growing need for the development of renewable energy harvesting/storage technologies with photovoltaics being expected to play a key role. Silicon remains the most viable semiconductor for commercial photovoltaic systems. However, as a technology that is reaching its limits, there is a need for technologies that can exceed the efficiency limits of silicon solar cells whilst reducing associated costs.
Metal halide perovskites is an exciting class of materials that has shown the fastest growth among photovoltaic materials studied to date. Metal halide perovskites show several beneficial properties including bandgap tunability and efficiencies approaching that of silicon single junction solar cells. At the ATI, in-line with our internal roadmap towards developing high efficiency photovoltaic device architectures and in particular, tandem solar cells, we have been working towards developing lossless electronic contacts and improving our fundamental understanding on poor reproducibility of perovskite solar cells and developing routes towards improving these key challenges.
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who will work on developing perovskite based tandem solar cells based on our unique expertise of processing wide and narrow bandgap perovskite solar cells and organic solar cells. The key tasks for this project will involve:
Studentships will be funded on a competitive basis in the University of Surrey funding round that will open in Autumn 2022. Successful applications will start in 2023.
Funding offer: UK Home Fees; UKRI standard stipend; Fully funded
Funding source: DTP
Eligibility: Open to UK nationals only.
The successful candidate will Meet the minimum entry requirement of 1st class honours degree or Master’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering, physics, chemistry, materials engineering or a related field.
Applications should be submitted via the Advanced Technology Institute PhD programme page. In place of a research proposal you should upload a document stating the title of the project that you wish to apply for and the name of the relevant supervisor.
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