Research Assistant - Materials Science and Engineering

Solar energy is the fastest growing renewable energy source in the present world. Our research group is working on making silicon solar cell more efficient, reliable, and cost-effective.

This research project focuses on the design and fabrication of the carrier selective contact layer for silicon solar cells. Carrier selective contact layers help to extract charge carrier from the absorber (silicon) more efficiently and thus, enhance the solar cell’s efficiency. In our lab, we design, fabricate, and characterize novel materials for the contact layer application. The fabrication process involves different post deposition treatments like annealing, hydrogenation, UV ozone treatment. Our research lab is facilitated with the state-of-the-art measurement tools to characterize materials and device properties. We do different electrical and optical characterizations, for example, photoluminescence imaging, photoconductance measurement, current voltage (I-V) measurement, contact resistivity measurement to investigate the quality of the contact layer.

Project Dates

Start Date: 1/10/2022 - End Date: 4/27/2022

Students Needed

Type of Project


Student Responsibilities

Researchers will get trained on various measurement system and use them to characterize materials and devices to optimize their performance.

Time Commitment

10 hours per week hour(s)

Student Requirements

Researchers are expected to have the following: good communication skills; punctuality; professional behavior; and a good understanding of basic mathematics and physics

Interested in Working With the Following Programs

For EXCEL URE Students Only

Additional Notes

Position Overview

  • Date Posted: 10-04-2021
  • Research Categories:
    • Engineering
    • Interdisciplinary
    • Physical Sciences
  • Location:
    • Orlando (Main Campus)
  • Paid: Yes