Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

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    05/11/2019 11:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Germany, Konstanz
    University of Konstanz
    Hybrid Nanostructures

Since 2006/2007, the University of Konstanz has been successful in all three funding lines of the German Excellence Initiative. The department of physics focussing on condensed matter physics. One focus of the Hybrid Nanostructures group is concerned with the fabrication and investigation of organic/inorganic hybrid solar cells with a focus on the fundamental physical processes in the devices. This includes fully organic, solid-state dye-sensitized and perovskite solar cells. One focus is currently the research on hybrid perovskite materials. The group is coordinating the priority program SPP2196 by the DFG on "Perovskite Semiconductors" in Germany: http://perovskite-research.de

We aim to control the morphology to investigate the influence on devices performance and physics. The second focus lies on organic-organic and organic-inorganic interfaces that are responsible for the function of optoelectronic devices. Fundamental processes of charge generation and recombination as well as light coupling into the device can be directly influenced by manipulating the properties of the interface. The group is equiped with fabrication facilities (such as a glovebox line for device preparation) and measurment tools (including a laser-spectroscopy lab allowing fast (ps and <ps) time resolved absorption and photoluminescence spectroscopy). See more information on our website: https://www.schmidt-mende.uni-konstanz.de/

In order to fully understand the photophysics of the various organic/hybrid and perovskite material systems, we look forward to extending our team efforts by incorporating experienced and highly motivated new members. We therefore seek to support skilled researchers with a track record in organic/hybrid and perovskite optoelectronic materials and devices in the framework of MSCA-IF-2020 Individual Fellowship.

We are loking for following skills and background:

  • A PhD in physics, material science, or related
  • Experienced in processing of organic/hybrid materials, device fabrication (solar cells/LEDs etc.), their complementary characterizations
  • Knowledge on spectroscopy
  • A good understanding of semiconductor/optoelectronic devices
  • Agile thinker and self-motivated
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are highly sought
  • Good English communication and reporting skills. The candidate should be able to present scientific results (publications, conferences, seminars)

What we offer:

  • We offer you state-of-the-art facilities required to understand ultrafast processes in organic/perovskite materials. These include Streak camera and transient absorption spectrometer for ultrafast investigations, setup for transient photocurrent and time-delayed collection field measurements, steady state absorption and fluorescence spectrometers, wet chemical labs with glove box and vacuum deposition, shared facilities for SEM, TEM, XRD investigations and more.
  • A dynamic team with active collaborative environment having diverse experience in materials science and physics including ultrafast spectroscopy.
  • Opportunities to supervise undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  • Support/guidance towards integration into the team and the locality.
  • An extended network of collaboration within and outside Europe and active involvement in collaborative projects.

If you have questions, please contact Prof. Lukas Schmidt-Mende at lukas.schmidt-mende@uni-konstanz.de.


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