700k Euro funded by the Computational Sciences for Energy Research program of NWO/Shell (financing 5 year tenure-track research and a PhD project)
Using this grant, Shuxia Tao will develop a simulation tool to investigate novel materials for third-generation solar cells. The basic concept is to use the predictive power of the Density Functional Theory (DFT) to determine material and device parameters and then to use these in a semi-classical Monte Carlo method to simulate a complete solar cell. The results of this research will be an important step towards multiscale modelling in solar cells research. With this tenure-track appointment Tao will receive a tenure track position at the Center for Computational Energy Research (CCER), a new joint research group of DIFFER and Eindhoven University of Technology.