At DTU Energy, we have considerable experience with development of 3rd generation solar cells, specifically as regards scale-up to devices that may be manufactured at high speed in large volume.
To become truly competitive as an important part of the energy supply in the future society, relying entirely on sustainable energy, we must acquire a better understanding of the fundamental processes of charge generation and transport in 3rd generation solar cells.
This scholarship is offered by DTU Energy in close collaboration with the DESY, CFEL Theory Division to form a close link between theoretical simulations of electron dynamics with experiments in materials science and X-ray scattering.
At DTU Energy, we are leading experts in characterization of the crucial nanostructures governing solar cell performance, but in order to model and manage charge generation and transport in solar cells, we need to understand not only the static structures, but also the dynamic properties of the system. This competence is provided by the world leading experts of the DESY, CFEL Theory Division. See also below for a further description of the involved departments.
Candidates should have a master's degree in Physics, Chemistry or a similar relevant degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in engineering.
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.
The workplace will be divided approximately evenly between CFEL in Hamburg, Germany, and DTU Energy, Risø Campus, Denmark (at least 1 year in Hamburg, Germany).
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher, Jens Wenzel Andreasen, tel.: +45 21 32 63 01, firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information about the department can be found on www.energy.dtu.dk
Please submit your online application no later than 9. October, 2016. Apply online at www.career.dtu.dk.
Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include:
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
DTU Energy is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, solar cells, magnetic refrigeration, superconductivity, thermo electrics, sustainable synthetic fuels, and batteries. The section for Imaging and Structural Analysis is leading the department research in imaging and scattering experiments with focus on in situ and in operando applications.
The CFEL-DESY Theory Division develops theoretical and computational tools to predict the behavior of matter exposed to intense electromagnetic radiation. We employ quantum-mechanical and classical techniques to study ultrafast processes that take place on time scales ranging from picoseconds (10-12 s) to attoseconds (10-18 s). Our research interests include the dynamics of excited many-electron systems; the motion of atoms during chemical reactions; and X-ray radiation damage in matter.
DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.