Master Thesis: Robot-Assisted Synthesis of High-Entropy Lead-Free Halide Perovskites

The Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energies (HI ERN), part of the Forschungszentrum Jülich, researches and develops material- and process-based solutions for climate-neutral, sustainable and cost-effective utilization of renewable energies

The research group High Throughput Materials and Devices specializes in:

  • Combinatorial materials research
  • High throughput synthesis and characterization
  • Characterization and Processing equipment development
  • Big data methods and Machine Learning
    for the development of printed solar cells with advanced efficiency and stability.

We offer

the opportunity for a Masters thesis in High-Throughput Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Inorganic Materials for Energy Conversion Applications.

Project description:

The M.Sc. project focuses on an ambitious and challenging aim of developing protocols of high-throughput combinatorial syntheses of medium/high-entropy lead-free halide perovskites combining seven and more different elements. Such compounds are strongly expected to reveal unique stability and non-additive spectral and photophysical properties promising for versatile light conversion/storage/management applications.

Your profile:

  • Student of Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Energy Technology, Process Engineering, Physics or comparable require an examiner from their department
  • Knowledge of chemistry and chemical lab operation
  • Basic knowledge of characterization methods (spectroscopy, XRD, SEM/EDX, etc.)
  • Ambition, motivation, capability of self-driven work, communication skills

Recent publications:

  • Stroyuk et al., Six Metal Cations in One Double Perovskite: Exploring Complexity of Chloride Elpasolites by High-Throughput Experimentation, J. Mater. Chem. C (2024), 10.1039/D4TC01693A.
  • Stroyuk et al., Band-Bowing Effects in Lead-Free Double Cs2AgBixSb1-xCl6 Perovskites and Their Anion-Exchanged Derivatives, J. Mater. Chem. C (2024), 10.1039/D3TC04004F.
  • Stroyuk et al., Doping/Alloying Pathways to Lead-Free Halide Perovskites with Ultimate Photoluminescence Quantum Yields, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2023), 10.1002/anie.202212668
  • Stroyuk et al., Cs2AgxNa1-xBiyIn1-yCl6 Perovskites Approaching Photoluminescence Quantum Yields of 100 %, Mater. Adv. (2022), 10.1039/D2MA00737A.


Dr. Jens Hauch

Abteilungsleiter Teamleiter "High Throughput Materials and Devices"

    Building HIERN-Immerwahrstr /
    Room 1.12
    +49 9131-12538301
    Building Helmholtz-Erl.-Nürnb /
    Room 09
    +49 9131-9398155

    Last Modified: 04.07.2024