|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||£18,622 per annum|
|Placed On:||3rd October 2023|
|Closes:||18th October 2023|
Solar photovoltaics is becoming the most critical source of electricity generation, with over a terawatt installed globally.
Although the growth of solar has been extraordinary, it is a young technology with much more scope for improvement. This project aims to improve thin film solar cell performance and through advanced processing, including sublimation and sputtering, and world class materials characterisation techniques, including cathodoluminescence and electron microscopy.
The project will involve the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) and interaction with international laboratories and industry leaders.
Applicants should have or expect to achieve an upper second class degree (or equivalent) in a science or engineering subject. A relevant master’s degree is advantageous but not a prerequisite.
Fees and funding
The studentship is for 3-years and provides a minimum tax-free stipend of £18,622 per annum for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK rate. Please note that a studentship will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who have applied to this project to start in January 2024. See studentship assessment criteria.
How to apply
All applications should be made online. Under programme name, select ‘Electronic, Electrical & Systems Engineering’ and quote the advert reference number ‘FP-KB-2023R’ under the financial support section of the application.
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