IPVF Internship – PIPV and IOT: benchmark of perovskite performances compared to other technologies (OPV, a-Si, etc.)


Function: Master student

Contract Type: Internship

Starting Date: March 2022

Working Place: Palaiseau, France (Paris-Saclay technology cluster)

Duration: 6 months

Education: Master 2




Become an actor of the Energy Transition by joining a team driven by innovation and impact to address today’s most decisive challenges.


IPVF – Institut Photovoltaïque d’Île-de-France, is a global Research, Innovation and Education center, which mission is to accelerate energy transition through science & technology.
Gathering industrial PV leaders (EDF, TotalEnergies, Air Liquide, Horiba and Riber) and world-renowned academic research organizations (CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique), multi-disciplinary and international IPVF teams conduct research for clean energy technologies. Supported by the French State, IPVF is labelled Institute for Energy Transition (ITE).


IPVF at a glance:
• An ambitious Scientific and Technological Program (6 programs divided in 24 work packages): from tandem solar cell technologies to economy & market assessment, state-of-the art characterization, photocatalysis and breakthrough concepts.
• State-of-the-art technological platform (8,000m²): more than 100 cutting-edge equipments worth €30M, located in cleanrooms (advanced characterization, materials deposition, prototypes for fabrication, modelling…).
• High-standard Education program (M.S. and PhD students).





Perovskites solar cells is the rising star of photovoltaics with great promises ahead, especially in their association with silicon solar cells to create tandem PV modules exceeding standard PV module expected efficiency limit (~25%).
Nonetheless, perovskites solar cells and modules do not meet yet the requirements of stability and reliability, especially when compared and/or associated with silicon solar cells. Research institutes are working hard on developing stability and reliability protocols enabling the assessment of perovskite-based devices long term performance. Indoor performance analysis of perovskite-based devices developed at IPVF is a crucial step for their future deployment by industrials.




The mission of the internship is to participate in the reliability activities carried out at IPVF, by carrying out a benchmark of the performances on different solar cells technologies (perovskite, OPV, a-Si) for indoor applications.

The tasks to be performed during this internship are:

  • Make a state of the art on the PV application for indoor applications.
  • carry out electrical and optical characterizations on solar cells/modules.
  • Study the effect of light intensity and spectrum composition on solar cell behavior.
  • Establish measurement protocols for these different types of cells according to the incident light.





  • Materials science
  • Physics of semiconductors
  • Thin films
  • Optical and Electrical Characterizations


  • Laboratory experience
  • Previous experience in photovoltaics device fabrication and characterization is a plus
  • Knowledge of coding (e.g. Python) is an asset


Self-management skills

  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Curious, enterprising and creative
  • Proactive and autonomous




Cover letter, CV and last school transcripts to be sent to: karim.medjoubi@ipvf.fr

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