We are always looking for creative and motivated graduate students, post-doctoral researchers,  and visitors with research or industry experience who are interested in working in a multidisciplinary environment to find innovative solutions to global problems through scientific research and development.

We also welcome motivated high school students and undergraduates who are looking to get hands-on experience in the synthesis, fabrication, characterization and integration of materials into devices.

Specific openings

We are looking for three graduate students who are interested in pursuing their dissertation research in the followings areas.

1. Correlated structure-function properties on (Halide hybrid perovskite materials and their impact on optoelectronic properties for sustainable energy and optoelectronic applications. This project will involve synthesis of hybrid perovskite crystals and thin-films, structural characterization using X-Rays at synchrotron sources (Brookhaven National Lab, Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Lab) with in-situ external stimuli (light, bias and temperature). The properties will be directly correlated to their optoelectronic properties (solar cells, LEDs, FETs etc.).

2. Understanding the optical properties of hybrid perovskites (and other materials) using state-of-the-art home built confocal microscope. The graduate student will work with an expert on optics and spectroscopy of materials to understand the photo-physical properties of hybrid perovskites and other materials. The student will gain a comprehensive understanding of building of a confocal microscope, performing measurements and analyzing data and correlating the properties with device performance. Students with some background in physics, electrical engineering or optics are preferred.

3. Fabrication and characterization of high-efficiency devices such as photovoltaics, LEDs, photoelectrochemical cells (PECs) and FETs. Here, the student will work with in-house state-of-the-art capabilities such as glove-boxes with evaporators, spin coaters, optoelectronic characterization to build high-performance devices such as solar cells (single junction, tandems, photoelectrochemical cells for solar water-splitting and LEDs). The main objective of the dissertation will be to understand the  loss mechanisms and resolving them to achieve efficient devices.

All the three projects will require working in close collaboration within the group and with collaborators across the United States and the world.

Interested candidates please send an email with their CV and a brief description of interests to Dr. Aditya Mohite at adm4@rice.edu