Halogenated OPV Materials - A Blessing and a Curse?

The Austrian Centre for Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalysis (FELMI-ZFE), Austria’s leading electron microscopy facility, is offering a position as

Ph. D. Researcher (F/M/D) (30 hours per week)

in the Austrian Science Fund project “Halogenated OPV Materials - A Blessing and a Curse?” for a fixed term appointment of 3 years.
The stringent need to reduce extensive emission of CO2 to decelerate global warming makes research towards new materials and technologies for the supply of our society with clean energy one of the most important and challenging fields in today’s materials science. Solution-processable organic solar cell materials hold great promise to fulfil the needs for next generation photovoltaics (PV). However, in order to explore their full potential, there is a number of scientific challenges regarding material properties and their integration in device architectures to be overcome.
This project will focus on nanoscale characterization of modern fluorinated or chlorinated organic PV (OPV) materials in order to optimize their performance and stability.

Applications with a short CV should be sent to:

Prof. Gerald Kothleitner & Dr. Daniel Knez

Head of the Institute of Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalytics & Centre for Electron Microscopy (ZFE) Steyrergasse 17, 8010 Graz


Institute of Electron Microscopy
and Nanoanalysis

Steyrergasse 17/III
8010 Graz

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