We are looking for a talented and motivated student with a good knowledge of quantum mechanics and solid-state physics, and experience in manybody perturbation theory with a computational condensed matter physics profile. The understanding of technologically relevant materials for water splitting and hydrogen production requires a deep understanding of their optical and excitonic properties. The candidate will develop a first-principles-based theoretical approach to describe the capability of materials to be used for water splitting. A computational screening of many materials will be performed, and the optical properties of the best candidates will be studied in detail. The electronic excitations spectrum will be studied by using density functional theory and advanced manybody techniques based on the GW and the Bethe Salpeter equation.
Applications must be submitted through an online form.
The deadline for application is May 31, 2023 – hrs. 04:00 PM (Italian time, GMT +2).
Prof. Matteo Calandra (University of Trento)