Position #42 – Design of High Efficient Photovoltaic Materials

Host institution
ES - Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Lab or research department name
INSTITUTO DE ENERGÍA SOLAR
Domain
Physics
Sub-domain or keywords
Quantum Calculations of Photovoltaic Materials
Type of mobility
post-doctoral
Duration (months)
From 6 to 10 months
Description

The Quantum Calculation Group of Solar Energy Institute (GCC-IES) is devoted to design new photovoltaic materials of high efficiency with novel scheme of solar energy utilization, using the most advanced techniques of quantum mechanical calculations. Several sulphide thin film materials and layered semiconductors with partial substitution by transition elements have been proposed using DFT calculations by our group and confirming it experimentally using optical spectroscopies and a photocatalytic test. To perform the calculations the group use different academic computers codes, some of them of free access.
The GCC-IES group owns several supercomputers to perform the ab-initio calculations. They also have access to MareNostrum and Magerit supercomputers thanks to the Spanish Supercomputer Network. The group members have enough office area to carry out their works being each of the posts equipped with access to the supercomputers.

When
From January 2016
Maximum available positions
1
Prerequisites
/ Semiconductor Physics / Computational Methods/ Quantum Mechanics/ Fluent English
Contact
Perla Wahnón <perla@etsit.upm.es>
URL
http://www.gdc.tat.upm.es