The Department of Applied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology has 15 professorial chairs with about 65 academic and 60 technical specialists, as well as 110 graduate and 375 undergraduate students. The leading research themes cover functional materials, transport physics, and plasma physics and radiation technology. The department has extensive national and international partnerships, including industrial partners. It participates in several national (top) research schools, and in two national top technology institutes: Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI) and Materials Innovation Institute (M2i). Eindhoven University of Technology is one of the three participants in the Dutch 3TU Federation of Universities of Technology.
Two 4 year PhD positions are available in the area of III/V semiconductor nanowire solar cells at the Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics (PSN) group at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in The Netherlands. This long-term energy research project is intended to investigate novel core-shell nanowires as well as III/V nanowires on a Silicon substrate. The final objective is to develop nanowire multi-junction solar cells for concentrator photovoltaics (CPV) applications.
The two PhD students are required to closely work together on MOCVD growth, optical characterization using low temperature photoluminescence and minority carrier lifetime measurements, and on solar cell fabrication, modeling and characterization. Part of the work will be performed at Philips Miplaza.
We welcome applications from candidates with a Master degree and an excellent academic record in physics or electrical engineering. Candidates must prove a strong attitude towards experimental physics. Previous experience in semiconductor epitaxy, nanotechnology, solar cells or optical spectroscopy is desirable.
As soon as possible.
This position offers full-time employment for 4 years, with an initial evaluation period. The monthly (gross) salary will be approx. 2000 Euro in the first year and increase to approx. 2600 Euro in the fourth year, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities. The University offers an attractive package of fringe benefits such as excellent technical infrastructure, child care, savings schemes and excellent sports facilities.
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