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Dracula Technologies

Dracula Technologies

Development and characterization of inkjet-printed organic solar cells and photovoltaic modules for indoor applications

  • Autres 
  • Début :  
  • Valence

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Dracula Technologies

Dracula Technologies

  • Energie, Environnement / Développement durable, Objets connectés
  • De 15 à 50 salariés

Le poste

Development and characterization of inkjet-printed organic solar cells and photovoltaic modules for indoor applications

  • Autres 
  • Valence

À propos

Dracula Technologies est une startup deep tech experte dans l’impression numérique de cellules photovoltaïques organiques. La startup a développé une technologie appelée LAYER®, Light As Your Energetic Response. Avec l’essor de l’Internet des objets, de nouvelles problématiques apparaissent pour les industriels : durée d’utilisation limitée par la batterie, durée de vie du produit, coût d’utilisation et de maintenance.
LAYER® peut répondre à ces problématiques en assurant l’approvisionnement énergétique des IoT et RFID dans leur situation d’utilisation quotidienne.
Dracula Technologies a remporté le Challenge Hello Tomorrow dans la catégorie Energy Transition en 2017.

Descriptif du poste

Vacancy Information
The FUN group at CINaM and the LUMEN-PV group at IM2NP together with the company Dracula Technolgies are offering a PhD position working in the field of digital printed organic solar cells. The three year PhD comes with a financial support by the french national research technology association ANRT (ANRT-CIFRE).

Description of the PhD project:
Organic photovoltaics has experienced an strong development in recent years with fruitful scientific and technological advances related to the development of new non-fullerene acceptor materials (NFA) which have made it possible to exceed 17% of conversion efficiency under standard conditions (AM1.5) and 26% in indoor conditions (1000 Lux). The objective of the company Dracula Technologies (https://dracula-technologies.com) is to develop organic photovoltaic modules (OPV) by inkjet printing with high yields and specially designed for indoor applications. For industrial applications, the printed OPV modules must have an adequate lifespan of a few years under indoor conditions. In this context, the incorporation of these new NFA acceptors in organic solar cells as well as in photovoltaic modules is an important strategic axis for the company Dracula Technologies in order to guarantee high performances to their products and especially to overcome the problems of

stability linked to the use of conventional fullerene based materials. Dracula Technologies has established a strong collaboration with two international recognized research groups in the field of organic solar cells from Aix-Marseille-University: the Functional Nanomaterials (FUN) team at CINaM (http://www.cinam.univ-mrs.fr/cinam/en/team/immf/team FUN/ ) and the Light Ultimate Materials Nanodevices PV (LUMEN-PV) team at IM2NP (https://www.im2np.fr/fr/equipe-light-ultimate-materials-nanodevices-PV) that since 2017 have formed a joint “FUN-PV” research team in Marseille, which brings together their complementary skills in chemistry, physics, optics and electronics. The PhD position will be hosted by the FUN-PV team, which focuses on the development of new materials, solution processing, opto-electronic properties and stability of organic solar cells. The research resources of FUN-PV team include also various common services of CINaM (XRD, MET, SEM, AFM) and IM2NP (SPRINT platform). The research in OPV is also strengthened by international collaborations already implemented by the two teams for XPS / UPS (Linkoping University, Sweden) and morphological characterizations (University of Heidelberg, Germany). Additionally Dracula Technologies provides access to an ink jet printer at CINaM, while the PhD will also conduct part of his or her studies at the company located in Valence.

The object of the PhD position is focused on the development on new printable organic materials based on NFA for increasing the performance for indoor applications, their compatibility with ink formulations for inkjet printing, as well as the fabrication and characterization of all inkjet printed solar cells. The PhD work includes also the optoelectronic studies of these new NFA materials as well as detailed studies of physics of NFA based solar cells. The thesis will be carried out in co-supervision between CINaM (J. Ackermann) and IM2NP (JJ Simon, C. Ruiz-Herrero) with the industrial tutor Sadok Ben Dkhil from Dracula Technologies allowing the student to benefit from the expertise of FUN- PV and the company.

Profil recherché

You should have a master’s degree in a field of material sciences, chemistry, physics or physical chemistry with experience in development and/or characterization of functional nanomaterials as well as solar cells. Given the scope of the project, a firsthand experience in the field of organic or hybrid materials (perovskites) electronics (OPV, OFET, OLED) would be a plus as well as any experience in inkjet printing or synthesis / formulation of inks, characterization of organic semiconductor materials, optical and electronic microscopy, electrical measurements,.). We expect you to be able to tackle multidisciplinary and multi-

analytical problems. You should be able to integrate into our interdisciplinary team made up of industrial R&D engineers and academic chemists and physicists and contribute actively to the overall project progress. Autonomy, initiative, communication and mastery of the English language are essential for this position. We offer the opportunity to participate in a key topic of research in the field of new materials and processes for solar energy conversion and excellent working conditions in an international team with integration into a scientific network of well-renowned experts of the OPV community

Déroulement des entretiens

Position application:
Please send your application to Dr. Jörg Ackermann, by e-mail to ackermann@cinam.univ- mrs.fr (and a copy to Prof. Jean-Jacques Simon to jean-jacques.simon@univ-amu.fr,) including detailed CV, cover letter, two recommendation letters and Master qualifications. Deadline for submission is the 31 May 2020.

Contact persons for any further information:
CINaM: Dr. Jörg Ackermann, ackermann@cinam.univ-mrs.fr, IM2NP: Prof. Jean Jacques Simon, jean-jacques.simon@univ-amu.fr ,
Dr. Carmen Ruiz-Herrero, carmen.ruiz-herrero@im2np.fr
Dracula Technologies : Dr. Sadok Ben Dkhil, s.bendkhil@dracula-technologies.com

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Development and characterization of inkjet-printed organic solar cells and photovoltaic modules for indoor applications

  • Autres 
  • Début :  
  • Valence
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