Engineering: Fully Funded Airbus Group Endeavr Wales PhD Scholarship at Swansea University: Feasibility of perovskite solar cells for space applications
- Full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend
- 5 August 2018
This scholarship is funded by Airbus Group Endeavr Wales.
Subject areas: Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Materials
Start date: October 2018
Perovskite solar cells are perhaps the hottest topic in the field of solar cells because it has high power conversion efficiency and potentially be fabricated at much lower cost than silicon solar cells. Furthermore, they have unusual properties such as they are very thin/light-weight and pretty flexible, which makes them have super-high specific power (power generated per weight of the solar cells), and ultra-high flexibility. These special properties imply that they have attractive potential for space applications, which specific power and stowed volume is key issue. The aim of the project is to study their stability under mimic space environment and fabricate flexible perovskite solar cells for space applications. The student will characterize the perovskite films/devices by a range of advanced characterization techniques and fabricate the solar cells with the world class fabrication facilities at SPECIFIC, Swansea University. Furthermore, there are opportunities for the student to use the facilities at Airbus Defence and Space, and Imperial College London (Professor James Durrant). The student will be supervised by Dr Wing Chung Tsoi.
Candidates should have a minimum of 2.1 degree or equivalent in physics, chemistry, materials or engineering.
We would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements to be met by point of application. For details on the University’s English Language entry requirements, please visit – http://www.swansea.ac.uk/admissions/englishlanguagerequirements/
The student will need to be very able, well-motivated and keen to engage with the international science and engineering community via numerous collaborations.
Due to funding restrictions, this scholarship is open to UK/EU candidates only.
The TOEFL® test is a popular option for students to meet the English-language requirements for scholarships.
The scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend of £14,777. There will be additional funds to attend conferences and visit Airbus Defence and Space, and Imperial College London.
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