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3 Year Industry-led funded PhD: Novel low cost solar cells (143)

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Recruiter
Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
Posted
26 July 2012
Location
North West England > Lancashire
Discipline
Physics
Level
PhD/Studentships
Course fee
Postgraduate tuition fees paid for by partner business (worth £12,000) and receive £16,000 per year!

Further information



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.

Project supervision

  • Atmos [1998] 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.


www.cgeinnovation.org


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.

Application details

To apply for this opportunity please email graduate-applications@cgeinnovation.org with:

  • A completed Application Criteria document (.doc file)
  • 2 page CV
  • 2 page expression of interest
  • Reference number: 143

Application deadline

  • 6th August 2012

Interview date

  • Expected to be held by 20th August

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation


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