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PhD Student: Accelerated lifetime testing and modelling of perovskite solar cells 100%

You want to contribute to moving perovskite solar cells towards a real technology? In this project with our international research partner you will contribute to tackling the stability challenge by accelerated aging studies.

School: School of Engineering
Starting date: 01.10.2022 or by agreement

Your role

  • Design and operation of a stability setup
  • Development of accelerated degradation measurements
  • Development of predictive models
  • Numerical simulation of the degradation behavior with available software
  • AI supported data analysis

Your profile

  • Excellent master degree in electrical engineering or physics or similar
  • Knowledge in semiconductor physics advantageous
  • High motivation to pursue a PhD degree and work independently in a research environment
  • Good computer and programming skills
  • Good English skills

This is what we stand for

Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland's largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 14'000 students and 3'400 faculty and staff.

As one of the leading Engineering Faculties in Switzerland, the ZHAW School of Engineering emphasises topics which will be relevant in the future. Our 14 institutes and centres guarantee superior-quality education, research and development with an emphasis on the areas of energy, mobility, information and health.

In the Novel Semiconductor Devices Team at the Institute of Computational Physics (ICP) we investigate the physics of solar cells and further optoelectronic devices using innovative characterization and modelling ap-proaches. We perform cutting-edge fundamental and applied research in a young team of motivated scientists.

What you can expect

We offer working conditions and terms of employment commensurate with higher education institutions and actively promote personal development for staff in leadership and non-leadership positions. A detailed description of advantages and benefits can be found at Working at the ZHAW. The main points are listed below:


Dr. Wolfgang Tress
Leitung Teamleitung: Novel Semiconductor Devices

Jocelyn Schaad
Recruiting Manager

ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Winterthur Region of Winterthur/Schaffhausen 8401