Assistant or Associate Professor - Photovoltaics - Tenure-Track
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston (UH), Cullen College of Engineering seeks a highly motivated and creative person for a faculty position to build a world-class research program on photovoltaics.
The University of Houston has recently received funding from the state of Texas' Emerging Technology Fund (ETF) to establish research superiority especially in the field of energy applications. The University of Houston has made a significant investment to establish a 13,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Energy Devices Fabrication Laboratory at the UH Energy Research Park. The laboratory will house clean process areas to house thin film deposition equipment including roll-to-roll and wafer-based metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD), device fabrication and metrology areas as well as a toxic gas room to safely handle several types of exotic gases to process several advanced materials. A key research focus at the Energy Devices Fabrication Laboratory will be on high efficiency photovoltaics.
The appropriate candidate would have strong experience in innovative research on high-efficiency inorganic photovoltaics. Experimental research expertise in materials processing, device design, fabrication, testing and characterization is required. The ideal candidate would also have superior track record in modeling to guide experimental research. Experience in establishing research facilities is highly desired.
Successful candidates must have a strong, demonstrated scholarship as well as a commitment to teaching. This position requires a Ph.D. in engineering or related discipline.
Interested persons should submit a curriculum vita detailing academic and professional experiences, publications, research support, research and teaching summaries, and research and teaching goals/vision to
Prof. Venkat Selvamanickam
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
University of Houston
Houston, Texas, 77204-4006.
The target start date is Fall 2012.
Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action:
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.