The School

In order to promote the higher education of young researchers in the science and technology of third generation solar cells, as well as to overcome national boundaries and bureaucracy barriers, a group of European scientists with a strong and internationally recognized expertise in this field, from different Universities and Research Institutes and in the frame of MAESTRO MSCA ITN established the “European PhD School on Third Generation Photovoltaics-3GPVs PhD School”. The School includes Management Committee (MC) and Scientific Committee (SC) members from different Countries

Third Generation PVs

Due to their potential as successful solution for solar energy conversion to electricity, Third Generation Solar Cells (Perovskite cells-PSCs, Dye-sensitized cells-DSSCs, Organic cells-OSCs, Quantum-dot cells-QDSCs, Tandem cells-TSCs, and Other emerging photovoltaics-OEPVs) have been attracting the interest of researchers, practitioners and enterprises operating in the field of solar energy technologies.

Our Objectives

One of the Objectives of the School is to award with the label “European PhD on Third Generation Photovoltaics PSCs” candidates already awarded at their own University, who successfully finalized a high quality scientific research program on solar cells science and technology. Accordingly, PhD holders already awarded at their own University with a thesis on solar cells, are potentially eligible to get the label of “European PhD on Third Generation Photovoltaics” and they will be invited to check the requirements set by MC and eventually to apply for. (please see “Applicants” page for details).

Moreover, PhD students meeting the requirements 1 and 2 set by the MC (please see “School Candidates” page for details) will be invited to apply as School candidate for “European PhD on Third Generation Photovoltaics” label, thus taking advantage of the initiatives specifically addressed to them.

We Aim To:

  • Promote the high specialization of young researchers in solar energy conversion to electricity;
  • Recognize the achievement of this high specialization by awarding School Candidates with a “European PhD on Third Generation Photovoltaics” label;
  • Support the high specialization path of PhD Candidates through the organization of specifically addressed summer schools, workshops and seminars (please see homepage for the coming events);
  • Seeking for funds/grants useful to create new opportunities for PhD Candidates (e.g., PhD grant, mobility funds, funds to support organization of summer schools, workshops etc..);
  • Promoting a cooperation with possible stakeholders (e.g., enterprise active in DSSCs, PSCs, OSCs technology area, energy management companies/authorities) in order to increase job opportunities for young researchers.