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PhD Scholarship for international students: Solar Cells, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Study in Germany

Updated: May 15

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PhD Scholarship: Solar Cells: Join the forefront of research at the Functional Materials Chair of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) with a funded PhD position. Delve into the physical fundamentals of material properties using state-of-the-art scattering methods and spectroscopic techniques. This project focuses on understanding electrode formation in organic solar cells during advanced sputter deposition, crucial for enhancing device performance.

Position summary:

Location: Technical University of Munich, Germany

Funding: 1/2 TVL E13 for 3 years

Collaborators: University of Kiel, DESY Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. P. Müller-Buschbaum


Project Description:

This project delves into the critical interface between polymers and metals in organic electronic devices, particularly organic solar cells. While organic materials are typically used, metal electrodes are preferred for their conductivity. By using advanced sputter deposition methods, the project aims to understand how electrode formation affects solar cell performance. Through collaboration with the University of Kiel and DESY Hamburg, the research will connect sputter parameters with electrode structure and overall cell efficiency.



  • Master’s degree in Physics, Material Science, or related fields

  • Strong background in experimental techniques and materials characterization

  • Proficiency in English (German language skills advantageous but not mandatory).


How to Apply: Interested candidates should email Prof. Peter Müller-Buschbaum ( with the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  1. Statement of Purpose (max. 2 pages)

  2. Academic Transcripts

  3. Contact details of two referees

Last Date for Application: Rolling-basis applications until the position is filled. Early applications are encouraged.



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