|Funding for:||Self-funded Students|
|Funding amount:||Seeking a self-funding candidate.|
|Placed On:||3rd October 2023|
|Closes:||13th October 2023|
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:
Open to UK nationals only starting in January 2024. Later start dates are possible.
You will need to meet the minimum entry requirements for our PhD programme.
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.
Additionally, the following attributes are preferred:
How to apply
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.
Funding : Seeking a self-funding candidate.
Enquiries: Contact Dr Imalka Jayawardena (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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