To strengthen the academic and industrial activities in photovoltaic (PV) technology, education and recruitment of students are crucial elements. An important component of the Centre is the establishment of a national researcher school in solar cell technology targeted at PhD-students, post.docs and R&D staff from industry and research.
The main aim of the researcher school is to train PhD students, as well as other PV experts, at a high international level in different areas of PV technology, thereby providing qualified candidates to the industry, research institutes and universities. The school will also serve as an important arena for collaboration and exchange of knowledge among the Centre partners.
Four new courses have been or are being developed. The researcher school draws upon the expertise of the research partners of the Centre.
Course plan 2013
- MENA9520: Ab initio modelling of solar cell materials (UiO, Oslo) (Information from previous course)
- MT8214: Advanced silicon solar cells (NTNU, Trondheim) (Information from previous course)
- MENA9510: Advanced Characterization Methods (UiO, Oslo and IFE, Kjeller)
- FY8504 - Advanced Solar Cell Physics (NTNU, Trondheim)
The courses are intensive courses with highly condensed teaching.
For more information regarding the researcher school, please contact Vebjørn Bakken.