Nanophotonics for Energy
Prof. Richards leads the Nanophotonics for Energy (N4E) department within the IMT, together with Prof. Ulrich Lemmer. Our department focuses on expanding the future horizons of light-based energy conversion reactions by developing the ability to control and engineer the behaviour of light on the nanoscale. Research efforts span the spectrum from developing fundamental understanding to applying this in real-world devices with a team that combines backgrounds in physics, engineering, chemistry and materials science. The department is comprised of the research groups lead by (alphabetical order):
We are looking for ambitious, creative and self-motivated individuals to reinforce our research team. Applicants should hold an outstanding Master/Diploma or PhD degree in physics, electrical engineering, chemistry, materials science or a related discipline. Our research projects are scientifically demanding and thus requires a healthy balance of both theoretical and experimental skills, as well as the ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary and international team.
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application documents (CV, certificates, references) electronically as one single PDF file to Prof. Bryce Richards.
|Dr. Mahdi Malekshahi Byranvand||Scientist; “Advanced Optics and Materials for Next Generation Photovoltaics”, 2018 – 2020|
|Dr. Kunyuan Xu||Guest Scientist; “Inorganic Nanocrystals for Spectral Conversion”, 2019 – 2020|
|Dr. Guillaume Gomard||Group leader “Nanophotonic Light Management”, 2015 – 2019|
|Dr. Malte Langenhorst||Ph.D. in electrical engineering, graduated 2019, “Cloaked contact grids for perovskite-silicon tandem solar modules”|
|Dr. Lwitiko Mwakyusa||Ph.D. in electrical engineering, graduated 2019, “Development and Characterization of Co-evaporated CZTSe solar cells”|
|M.Sc. Pariya Nazari||Scientist; “Spectral Conversion Materials”, 2018 – 2019|
|Dr. Michael Adams||Ph.D. in electrical engineering, graduated 2019, “Triplet Exciton Transport in Porphyrin-Based Surface-Anchored Metal-Organic Framework Thin Films”|
|Dr. Tuhin Samanta||Guest Scientist; “Spectral Conversion Materials”, 2018 – 2019|
|Dr. Guojun Gao||Scientist; “Inorganic Powders for Spectral Conversion”, “Photonic Markers”, 2015 – 2019|
|Dr. Michael Oldenburg||Ph.D. in electrical engineering, graduated 2018, “Photon upconversion heterostructures made from surface-anchored metal-organic frameworks”|
|Dr. Efthymios Klampaftis||Group leader “Novel Concepts for PV Modules”, 2015 – 2018|
06.10.2017 - Doctoral student Tobias Abzieher from the Light Technology Institute received an award for the best student oral presentation in the Fall Meeting of the European Materials Research Society (EMRS) in Warsaw.More…