Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Perovskite solar cells have attracted a lot of research interest because of their rapid improvements in device performance over recent years. Their power conversion performance is now comparable to market leading solar materials. This project will involve the fabrication of perovskite solar cells and characterisation of materials used to make them in order to better understand the structure-performance relationship, minimise degradation over time and maximise performance.

Lab scale devices will be prepared in an oxygen and moisture free glovebox and compared to those made in natural air. Characterisation of the different layers within the device will include optical absorbance, electron microscopy, ellipsometry, conductivity and current-voltage measurements under illumination with a solar simulator.

Please see this link for information on how to apply: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/cbe/postgraduate/phd/how-apply. Please include the name of your proposed supervisor and the title of the PhD project within your application.

Applicants should have a 2:1 or better in chemical engineering, physics, electrical engineering, materials or similar subject. A good understanding of materials optoelectronic properties and characterisation.

Engineering (12) Materials Science (24) Physics (29)

Funding Notes

This project does not have funding attached. You will need to have your own means of paying fees and living costs.

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