The Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics is known for its innovative research in the field of inorganic and organic-inorganic hybrid thin film photovoltaic and battery techno-logies. The Laboratory holds the world record for energy conversion efficiency of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) and CdTe solar cells on flexible substrates and is one of the leading players for CIGS/Perovskite tandem devices. We are offering a
We are looking for a student motivated to contribute to the development of the next generation photovoltaic devices, aimed at surpassing the thermodynamic limits for single junction solar cells. Specifically the researcher in this position is responsible for the development of narrow bandgap solar cells based on the CIGS material system, for implementation into tandem devices with perovskite type top cells.
Your responsibilities include:
Plan and conduct experiments to develop the scientific understanding and improve the performance of narrow gap CIS solar cells
Devices fabrication using various deposition techniques, notably high-vacuum co-evaporation, chemical bath deposition, magnetron sputtering or thermal/e-beam evaporation
Characterization of material, layers and devices, and interpretation of results.
Dissemination of the results in reports, scientific journals and at conferences.
Maintenance of equipment in collaboration with the laboratory technician.
Co-supervision of semester- or master students.
MSc in Material science, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical engineering or similar.
Willingness to conduct independent, target driven research.
Clean and diligent working method including precise record keeping.
Ability to work in a collaborative team environment towards a common goal.
Good interpersonal skills to communicate with colleagues, superiors and stakeholders.
We offer an international, highly stimulating research environment with excellent infrastructure and broad interdisciplinary surroundings with plenty of possibilities for personal and professional development. You will work on important and promising solutions to the global energy problem in an international environment.