Previous open positions at FMolina-Lopez Research Lab
  1. Additive Manufacturing of Inorganic Thermoelectrics: This PhD research will be realized in collaboration with Dr. Daiman Zhu. The goal is to investigate novel phases of Bi-Sb-Te-Se alloys by means of selective laser melting (SLM) in order to develop performing additively-manufactured thermoelectrics. This project is open only for citizens of the People’s Republic of China who must also apply to the Chinese Scholarhips Council (CSC) grant. If you are intersted, please contact Francisco.

  1. Fabrication of inkjet-printed organic photovoltaic cells for integration on smart contact lenses: The goal of this PhD research is to develop organic photovoltaic cells for integration on a smart contact lens. For that, inkjet printing and transfer printing techniques will be explored. The device will harvest energy to power the contact lens platform. This project will be developed in collaboration with Prof. A. Vásquez Quintero (UGent/IMEC), which is an expert in smart contact lenses.  This project is funded by an FWO Junior Research Project. The ideal starting date is April-May 2021.  If you are interested, please click here for more information and to apply through the KU Leuven online application tool. Hurry up, the deadline for application is March 1st!


 

  1. 3D printing of highly aligned thermoelectric polymers: The goal of this PhD research is to develop polymer-based thermoelectrics for wearables by using a novel 3D printing technique that uses an external electric field to improve printing resolution while inducing high molecular alignment in the polymer. High molecular alignment will result in a boost of the polymer thermoelectric performance. This project is funded by a European Union H2020 ERC grant 3DALIGN. The ideal starting date is February 2021.  

    If you are interested, please click here for more information and to apply through the KU Leuven doctoral school. Hurry up, the deadline for application is October 15th!   
     

  2. Boosting the performance of printed thermoelectric polymers by molecular alignment: The goal of this PhD project is to develop polymer-based printed thermoelectrics for wearables, and to enhance their performance via tuning their molecular alignment. The focus of this research is on both the processing of the material and its thermal and electrical characterization. This project is funded by a European Union H2020 ERC grant 3DALIGN. The ideal starting date is February 2021.

    If you are interested, please click here for more information and to apply through the KU Leuven doctoral school. Hurry up, the deadline is October 15th!  

1. Wey2Cool: Unveiling the Cooling Potential of Anomalous Ettingshausen Effect in Magnetic Weyl Semimetals: The goal of this experimental Ph.D. research is to develop the first thermoelectric cooler device exploiting the quantum properties of Weyl semimetals. The project combines the deposition and physical characterization of thin films and their application for microchips cooling. This project is a collaboration between the Nanoscopic Physics Department at UCLovain under the supervision of Prof. P. Gehring and KU Leuven under the supervision of Prof. F. Molina-Lopez and Dr. Clement Merckling. The ideal starting date is November 2021. If you are interested, please click here for more information and to apply through the KU Leuven online application tool. Hurry up, the deadline for application is June 27th!

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