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Ph.D in Engineering focusing on selective-contacts for photovoltaics

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, March 01, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Solar photovoltaic devices are a rapidly growing contributor to global renewable energy production. Continued growth requires a constant injection of new ideas and advancements. This Ph.D project is centred around the development of materials-based approaches for advanced “carrier-selective” contacts for inorganic solar cells.

If you are interested please send an email to with a short cover letter, a copy of your CV and your academic transcripts. Applications will be considered as they are received but should be submitted before March 1st 2019 for the highest chance of selection. Eligibility criteria are listed below:


• First-class (H1 or equivalent) bachelor or masters degree from a high-ranking university.
• English proficiency: IELTS: An overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in each component. TOFEL: An overall score of 80 with a minimum of 20 in reading and writing and 18 in speaking and listening.


• A peer-reviewed publication record.
• Experience delivering scientific presentations.

About the group: Sustainable Energy and Environmental Devices Lab is a newly formed research group, headed by Dr. James Bullock, within the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne. This group draws from disciplines such as Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Chemistry working on topics such as photovoltaics, batteries, electro and photocatalysis, 2D materials and photodetectors. More information on the group can be found here:

Candidates who identify as belonging to groups under-represented in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields are especially encouraged to apply.

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