A Marie Curie PhD scholarship in ‘plasmonic nanostructures for organic solar cells’ at the Nanoscience Centre NanoSYD, Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark is available as of February 1, 2014 for a three-year period.
This PhD project is part of the newly established Marie Curie network ‘Thin-film Hybrid Interfaces: a training initiative for the design of next-generation energy devices’ (THINFACE). As participants the consortium involves four more academic groups from: The Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain; University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy; Graz University of Technology, Austria; University Pierre and Marie Curie, France; the Research Center Nanogune, Spain, and the industries Danfoss, Denmark, and Novaled, Germany, along with five associated partners. The network consists of 14 PhD projects in total.
The overall goal of this PhD project is to develop novel organic solar cells with integrated plasmonic nanostructures for enhancing absorption in and thereby efficiency of the solar cells. In this project, modelling and fabrication of plasmonic nanostructures will take place at the project partners Plasmore (company) and the Autonomous University of Madrid. The plasmonic nanostructures will be fabricated from combined bottom-up self-assembly processes and standard top-down processes. The organic solar cells with integrated plasmonic nanostructures will be fabricated from organic molecular beam deposition (OMBD) of the small molecules at a new cluster deposition system at NanoSYD at the Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark. Full device characterisation will as well take place at NanoSYD.
Candidates who have a previous Master’s degree in a field relevant to the mentioned PhD project may seek the fellowships. Candidates should have a background within device physics. Preferred candidates have experience with organic thin-film device fabrication processes and plasmonics. Highly qualified candidates, who expect to obtain their M.Sc. degree in the next few months, are also encouraged to apply.
One general rule applies to the appointment of researchers:
At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account.
Nr of positions available : 1
Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Salary conditions, travel/mobility allowances and benefits will follow the attractive EU amounts for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in the programme FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN.
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University of Southern Denmark, Mads Clausen Institute
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Faculty of Engineering, Mads Clausen Institute, NanoSYD
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