Aim of the Graduate School
This Graduate School aims at achieving a fundamental understanding of the material properties and physical processes in organometallic perovskites used for photovoltaic energy conversion. A close collaboration of synthesis, quantum chemistry and physics research groups at the Universität Potsdam, the Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung and the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin is intended to lay the foundation for the use of perovskites in tandem solar cells. The work program is designed for a period of 3.5 years and will include about 16 PhD students, out of which 8 will be funded by the graduate school and 8 will be funded from other sources. As of now, all positions have been assigned.
Research on perovskite solar cells is highly interdisciplinary. Therefore, the school will provide the PhD students with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the chemistry and physics of perovskite-based tandem devices. This program comprises lectures, lab-courses, workshops and seminar, offered by renowned specialists in their respective field. The research-based training will be supplemented by measures to support the provision of key competences, under the guidance of the Potsdam Graduate School (PoGS) of the UP.