|Project:||ESR-13: PhD at Université D’Angers, France|
|Topic:||Donor-acceptor molecules with tailored band gap and energy levels as donor material for organic solar cells|
|Researcher (ESR):||Mr. José María Andres Castan|
|Supervisors:||Prof. dr. Philippe Blanchard, Prof. dr. Clément Cabanetos|
|Co-supervisor:||Prof. dr. Carsten Deibel|
Donor-acceptor molecules with tailored band gap and energy levels as donor material for organic solar cells
The researcher will mainly work at MOLTECH-Anjou under the supervision of Dr. P. Blanchard, CNRS Research Director, and Dr. C. Cabanetos, CNRS Researcher. The ESR will be trained in organic synthesis and heterocyclic chemistry and analytical methods, e.g. NMR, thermal characterization, optical spectroscopy, and (spectro)electrochemistry. He will also be trained to the preparation and characterization of thin films and organic photovoltaics devices for a rapid evaluation of the results of molecular design. In addition a first secondment of one month at the Lesker Company Ltd (UK) will be achieved for implementation of organic materials into solar cell stacks.
Prof. Deibel from the Technical University of Chemnitz (TUC, Germany) will also co-supervise this PhD thesis and accordingly, a two months secondment to TUC is planned for investigation of charge carrier dynamics from compounds synthesized at the University of Angers.