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In this project the successful applicant will study for a PhD, while characterising and developing a novel solar cell technology in collaboration with a local company. Work undertaken will centre on the electrical and opto-electrical characterisation of the material used in the solar cell, determining key properties for the first time and applying this new knowledge to devise more efficient solar cells. This research will predominantly be carried out in the state of the art labs and cleanroom facilities in the Physics department, with its nationally leading reputation for research. The project will lead to a permanent position in the company where the PhD student can be the first of several new recruits. Applicants should have a first or upper second class degree in physics, or be expected to gain one at the end of the current academic year.
- Atmos  Ltd, TGA Atmos Technologies Ltd
- Lancaster University
Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
This PhD is one of 50 industry-led funded PhD projects from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation. The centre brings together the expertise, resources and global contacts of Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool, together with international commercialisation consultancy Inventya Ltd. The aim of the centre is to form collaborative R&D partnerships to enable and drive innovation in businesses, supporting the development of new products, processes and services for the global marketplace that have positive environmental benefits.
By joining the centre you will receive £16,000 per year as a centre graduate, have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business (worth £12,000) and finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas. The Centre for Global Eco-innovation is the only centre of its kind in Europe and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
This research project has funding attached. Applications for this project are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full department and project details for further information.
To apply for this opportunity please email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- A completed Application Criteria document (.doc file)
- 2 page CV
- 2 page expression of interest
- Reference number: 143
- 6th August 2012
- Expected to be held by 20th August