Two PHD Positions Available

Be involved in an exciting new research area at UNSW. Two PhD positions are available starting 2017, top-up scholarships are provided.

Conduct research on photovoltaic module structures and processes that enable high efficiency, low cost of ownership, easily commercialised devices. This research involves thinking of PV module design holistically, from the top down, and with systems applications in mind. Special consideration will be given to performance, industrial feasibility, beauty of finished product and cost. Advanced hydrogenation passivation will be incorporated into the process sequence.

Students may work on both plated or screen printed PERC and PERL solar cells and modules . Research topics may include

  • cost modelling of cell and module design
  • module 1-sun concentration and optimisation of module materials usage
  • PID mitigation in modules
  • bifacial glass/glass modules and bifacial optics
  • integration of advanced hydrogenation passivation into module manufacture
  • novel solar cell interconnection techniques
  • novel module mounting techniques
  • advanced module materials.

Students need to be fully funded by a scholarship: Please see
Australian Postgraduate and University Postgraduate Award scholarship applications close 16th of October 2016, so now is a good time to start thinking about your career in research.
All students accepted in these positions will also be provided with generous top-up scholarships.

Potential candidates ideally should have Bachelor or Masters degree in a relevant engineering or science discipline, a passion for renewable energy, a flair for research, maths, electronics and problem solving, and a desire to work with a team commercialising novel product solutions for global energy issues.

To express your interest, please email Dr. Matt Edwards your CV and references

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