Postdoc Position (f/m/d) on Printed Perovskites for Tandem Photovoltaics

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Germany,
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Dec 2021

Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

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Job description:

The rise of perovskite thin-film solar cells in recent years has opened up an exciting route to advance the power conversion efficiency of established photovoltaic technologies. For the first time, a wide bandgap thin-film PV technology is available at low cost that can be combined with established low bandgap semiconductors, such as crystalline Si and CIGS thin-films, in a multijunction tandem device with the potential of surpassing the efficiencies of 33%. However, to date several key scientific and technological challenges still need to be overcome to harvest this potential. At KIT, we engage in this worldwide endeavour and research the fundamentals, novel materials and processes for perovskite multijunction photovoltaics.

This postdoc position will be part of our endeavour to develop industrial relevant and scalable processes for perovskite-based tandem photovoltaics.

The position focuses on research in the following subjects:

  • Development of high efficiency perovskite-based tandem solar cells.

  • Develop reliable processes for printed perovskite top solar cells.

  • Implementation of novel materials, light management concepts and device architectures in perovskite multijunction solar modules and solar cells.

The position will be embedded in the perovskite PV taskforce at KIT, which combines the expertise and equipment of several research groups at KIT. For the fabrication and prototyping of solution-processed perovskite solar cells a broad fabrication and characterization platform will be accessible via the involved institutes, the Light Technology Institute (LTI) and the Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT).

This research center is part of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. With more than 42,000 employees and an annual budget of over € 5 billion, the Helmholtz Association is Germany's largest scientific organisation.

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