The main goal of the project (4 year duration) is to engineer inter-facial electron transfer at quantum dot-oxide interfaces; these hybrid systems are buliding block for solar energy conversion (photovoltaics and photocatalysis). The main tool that will be employed by the PhD student will be Terahertz time domain spectroscopy, a tool that allows monitoring interfacial charge carrier dynamics in a contactless fashion and on ultrafast timescales. The student will contrbute to the development of the setup during the thesis. Complementary ultrafast spectroscopies, such as transient absorption and time-resolved photoluminescence could also be employed. State-of-the-art samples will be provided via collaborations with intra- and extra-institute partners. The test bed systems to be analyzed and optimized in the PhD work will serve for preparing optimized solar cells. The student is expected to visit Max Planck for Polymer Research (Mainz, Germany) for a period of 1-3 months during the thesis.
The ideal candidate will have a BSc and MSc in Physics or equivalent with proven excellent grades. She/He should have a strong commitment towards critical and independent thinking and be driven towards achieving specific goals. Experience in optics and ultrafast spectroscopy will be evaluated positively. Prior knowledge on sensitized solar cells device engineering will be a plus.
Please send your application including a motivation letter (1 page), CV (including a list of up to 3 potential references) and transcript of your BSc and MSc degree via email to Dr. Enrique Cánovas. Please label the subject of your email as PhD_QDSC_”Surname_Name”.
Applications will be considered until the 15th of June.
Este contrato está financiado en el marco de la convocatoria del Programa de Atracción de Talento Investigador de la Comunidad de Madrid (2017), referencia 2017-T1/AMB-5207, conforme a lo establecido en la Orden 3112/2017, de 29 de agosto, del Consejero de Educación, Juventud y Deporte, reguladora de la convocatoria; su duración estará supeditada a lo establecido en el artículo 25 de la citada orden.