PhD position in green nanophotonics (Energy)
We study hybrid systems inspired by naturally-occurring biological-nanostructures that use energy transfer and recycling to transform light into chemical energy. Using ultrafast spectroscopic techniques we investigate alternative ways of removing carriers from efficient light absorbing materials of low carrier mobility, such as organic semiconductors and nanocrystal quantum dots, and transferring them into single crystal inorganic semiconductors with high carrier mobility. We recently demonstrated record exciton transfer efficiency of 65% and by implementing novel technologies developed in our group in excitonic solar cells we have achieved a threefold enhancement of the photocurrent conversion efficiency of a single junction photovoltaic device. The successful candidate will use a range of optical spectroscopy and nanofabrication techniques to incorprorate exciton energy transfer in Si solar cells. Previous experience with pulsed laser systems, optical spectroscopy techniques and nanofabrication is desirable. Please provide the reasons you would like to join our group and your academic CV.   
Eligibility criteria: This PhD position available to both UK and EU candidates (who have spent the last three years in the UK)