PEPPERONI partners announce open PhD Position: Investigating Material Criticality in Photovoltaic Module Life-cycle

The PEPPERONI partners from the University of Liège and BRGM invite applications for a PhD position to investigate material criticality within the life-cycle of silicon-perovskite tandem solar cells. This three-year role will be shared equally between the University of Liège, Belgium, and BRGM, France.

Focus: The successful candidate will explore critical raw materials essential for silicon-perovskite tandem solar cell fabrication. Working within the PEPPERONI consortium, a successful candidate will harmonise life-cycle data, map mineral raw material supply chains, and develop a transformative criticality assessment method applicable to transformed products and components.

Requirements: Candidates should hold a Master’s degree in chemical engineering, energy, economics, or environmental sciences. Familiarity with life-cycle assessment tools, English proficiency, and a deep interest in low-carbon technologies and socio-environmental concerns are essential.

Application Process: To apply, submit your motivation letter, curriculum vitae, and master’s degree transcript by 5 September 2023, to the secretariat of the Chemical Engineering department ([email protected]) and BRGM human resources department ([email protected]).

For more information about the position, please click here to access the pdf.  

For project details and objectives, explore the PEPPERONI project website.

Join us in advancing renewable energy technologies and addressing material criticality challenges!

All views and information included in the job description are solely those of the authors (the University of Liège and BRGM).

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