Reference : UMR7325-VALSEV-064
Workplace : MARSEILLE 09
Date of publication : Friday, June 17, 2022
Scientific Responsible name : Beniamino Sciacca
Type of Contract : PhD Student contract / Thesis offer
Contract Period : 36 months
Start date of the thesis : 1 November 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2 135,00 € gross monthly
Description of the thesis topic
As a PhD student, you will study and develop advanced nanoscale techniques to realise (nanopatterned) monocrystalline layers and integrate them into functional solar cell devices. You will learn synthetic chemistry approaches, the manipulation of nanocrystals, nanofabrication strategies (spin-coating, e-beam lithography, etching), various techniques for optical (microscopy, absorption spectroscopy, photoluminescence), chemical (FTIR, Raman, EDX) and structural (SEM, TEM, X-ray diffraction) characterisation. You will develop novel approaches to assembly monocrystalline nanopatterns in solar cell devices and metasurfaces. You will perform this project in the group “Surface Nanostructuring for Energy” under the supervision of Dr. Beniamino Sciacca. The team has a strong background in synthetic chemistry, surface functionalisation, nanophotonics, nanofabrication, nanoscale photovoltaic devices, and in the characterisation of optical, structural, electrical and chemical properties of materials. The hosting environment is equipped with state-of-the art facilities in nanofabrication and material characterisation. We are looking for an outstanding experimental physicist or chemist or engineer, passionate about nanoscience, motivated by interdisciplinary research and with a strong drive to excel in a competitive international environment. The position is intended as a full-time employment for the duration of three years. The successful candidate will start in fall 2022. The project, co-financed by Region Sud and the start-up Solnil, is coordinated by Dr. Beniamino Sciacca.
As a joint research unit of the CNRS, CINaM is composed of about 150 people and 5 departments and is located on the Luminy Campus in Marseille (France).
The person recruited will work under the responsibility of Beniamino Sciacca in the Nanomaterials Department (NM).
This is an experimental project at the interface between physics, chemistry and nanotechnology.
Topic: Nanoscale materials for optoelectronics
Constraints and risks
No specific constraints
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