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Open positions at FMolina-Lopez Research Lab
PhD opportunities
  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!


  2. 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.


Department of Materials Engineering (MTM)

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