Potential PhD studentships for UK/ EU students (deadline: 31st March 2017)
I may be able to fund PhD studentships in the area of silicon photovoltaics for suitably qualifed candidates from the UK or the EU. UK students are eligible to receive full fees and living expenses; EU students just fees. If you are interested in doing a PhD in my group please contact me ASAP with a CV (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note funding for non-EU applicants is not available due to restrictions imposed by the funder. The deadline for a full application is 31st March 2017, so please contact me by mid-March if you wish to make an application.
New papers on defects in silicon PV materials
The group has recently published two papers on defects in silicon materials for photovoltaics. The first paper written with researchers at the University of Manchester, shows evidence for an iron-hydrogen complex existing in p-type silicon. This paper was published in Applied Physics Letters and can be accessed here. The second paper, in collaboration with international collaborators at SunEdison and ISFH, furthers the understanding of recombination at oxygen-related defects in n-type silicon. This was published in Journal of Applied Physics and can be downloaded from here.
New grant and postdoctoral position
We have been awarded a £1.3m grant from EPSRC entitled "SuperSilicon PV: extending the limits of material performance" (EP/M024911/1). Warwick is now looking to fill a postdoctoral position for three years to work on materials for silicon solar cells. The position is advertised here: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ATU555/research-fellow-75689-045/ and the closing date is strictly 13th May 2015.