Date Posted
14 May 2019

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PhD Project
Department of Electronic Engineering

PhD Studentship on developing Perovskite Solar Cells from green, water-based non-toxic solvents

14 May 2019

Position Description

The Electronic Engineering PhD Programme ( of the University of Rome – Tor Vergata is making available a fully funded PHD studentship position for 3 years to develop perovskite photovoltaic cells and modules utilizing materials which are processable from water-based or non-toxic inks inks, including the contacts, carrier transport layers and photoactive perovskite semiconductor materials. The studentship is funded by the Ministry of Education, University and Research and is part of the national PRIN project called BOOSTER.
The successful candidate will be working on the design, fabrication, testing and analysis of the photovoltaic architectures as well as deposition through a slot die coater. Research will be carried out at the Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy,, within the Electronics Department of the University of Rome – Tor Vergata.
Applications are invited for those engineers, physicists, material scientists, nanotechnologists and chemists seeking to work in this exciting field for the 3-year research project of the PhD programme.

How to Apply

For applicants interested in the above please get in touch for more information, sending also a copy of your CV with a cover letter, well in advance of the application deadline with Prof. Thomas M. Brown, Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Email: for more information. The deadline for applying for the PhD is 30th May 2019. Since a 8000-character long (maximum length excluding figures) research project plan (please state in the written project that the plan is related to the BOOSTER project) needs to be prepared by May 30th 2019, and uploaded together with CV, get in touch with Professor Brown earlier to have more information in time to prepare and submit the application by that date. Prof. Thomas M. Brown Università di Roma “Tor Vergata” Email: Doctorate Application Deadline is 30th May 2019 at 16.00pm Italian time (see: and

Position Category: Engineering. Position Type: PhD Project. Position Tags: nanotechnology, physics, materials science, and electronics. Salary: €10'000 - €20'000.

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