Discipline: 
Physics
Status: 
Available
Level: 
PhD Project
Level: 
Masters Project
Level: 
Honours Project
Level: 
Summer Project
Supervisor(s): 
A/Prof Ben Powell

To head of the threat to the planet posed by climate change we need to develop radical new technologies that change the way we generate and use electricity. Solar cells and OLEDs represent two sides of this coin (light -> electricity) and (electricity -> light).

In this project you will perform state-of-the art relativistic quantum mechanical calculations using the most powerful supercomputer in Australia. You will computationally discover new design principles and, in close collaboration with colleagues in synthetic chemistry, invent new active materials for solar cells and/or OLEDs.