Vacancy No. 30-2018-IMT

30-2018-IMT PhD Position on Light Management in Perovskite Tandem PV

 

Job description

The rise of perovskite thin-film solar cells in recent years has opened up an exciting route to advance the power conversion efficiency of established photovoltaic technologies. For the first time, a wide bandgap thin-film PV technology is available at low cost that can be combined with established low bandgap semiconductors, such as crystalline Si and CIGS thin-films, in a multijunction module architecture with the potential of surpassing the efficiencies of 30%. However, to date several key scientific and technological challenges still need to be overcome to harvest this potential. One of these challenges is to improve the light management and energy yield of perovskite-based multijunction PV.

At KIT, we engage in this worldwide endeavour and research the fundamentals, novel materials and processes for perovskite multijunction photovoltaics.

Infrastructure and Supervision

The rise of perovskite thin-film solar cells in recent years has opened up an exciting route to advance the power conversion efficiency of established photovoltaic technologies. For the first time, a wide bandgap thin-film PV technology is available at low cost that can be combined with established low bandgap semiconductors, such as crystalline Si and CIGS thin-films, in a multijunction module architecture with the potential of surpassing the efficiencies of 30%. However, to date several key scientific and technological challenges still need to be overcome to harvest this potential. One of these challenges is to improve the light management and energy yield of perovskite-based multijunction PV. 

Personal qualification

Applications of highly motivated and excellent candidates with a M.Sc. degree in Physics, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering or related subjects are welcome. The ideal candidate would have prior experience in photovoltaics, optics and/or simulations.

For the application please provide the following documents in electronic form:

  • Motivation letter (1 page max., please indicate the favored topic)
  • CV including publications
  • Transcript of records / MSc diploma
  • Letter of recommendation
Organizational unit

Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)

Starting date

as soon as possible

Contract duration

limited to 3 years

Application up to

28.02.2019

Contact person in line-management

Dr. Ulrich W. Paetzold, IMT, E-Mail ulrich.paetzold@kit.edu

Group leader- Advanced Optics and Materials for Next Generation Photovoltaics

Application

Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 30-2018-IMT.
Personnel support is provided by 

Ms Gätcke
phone: +49 721 608-25010,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

If qualified, handicapped applicants (m/f/d) will be preferred.