Expression of Interest

Contact Person/Scientist in Charge

  • Name and surname: Iván Mora-Sero
  • Email:

Universitat Jaume I de Castellón (UJI)

Department / Institute / Centre

  • Name: Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM) - University Jaume I (UJI)
  • Address: Av. Vicente Sos Baynat s/n – 12071 Castellón – Spain
  • Province: Castellón

Research Area

  • Chemistry (CHE)

Brief description of the institution:

The Universitat Jaume I in Castelló (UJI), founded in 1991, is the public university serving the north of the Valencian Community (Spain). UJI is now among the Top 500 universities in the world, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 (ARWU), conducted by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.
The UJI hosts over 14,000 students and more than 2,000 researchers distributed in 27 university departments and 13 research institutes. Our university offers 32 undergraduate degrees, 47 State-regulated master’s degrees, 21 UJI-specific master’s degrees and 20 doctoral programmes. In this regard UJI has obtained a rating of excellence in teaching and research in the international U-Multirank ranking and the 500+ Gold Seal of European Excellence by the Excellence in Management Club.
Currently UJI is involved in 18 ongoing European research actions, including several European programmes (such as H2020, Interreg, SUDOE, LIFE, etc.). The UJI offers modern facilities and services to support research, such as the Central Scientific Instrumentation Service (SCIC), a Library, the Animal Experimentation Service (SEA), and the Office for Cooperation in Research and Technological Development (OCIT).
A specific program for newcomers helps researchers with the administrative procedures in order to become familiar with the facilities and standard practices, as well as an accurate integration. Moreover researchers can access additional services such as Sports Service, The University Residence, the Language Learning Centre (CAL) and the health centre.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group (including URL if applicable):

The Research Institute of Advanced Materials at the University Jaume I (INAM) created by Generalitat Valenciana on 2015, is conceived as a centre of interdisciplinary science and technology in the fields of physics, chemistry, and related fields, applied to advanced materials, with vocation towards the progress of the socioeconomic environment and scientific excellence with international influence and impact.

A. Materials and devices

The applications related with the project are:

1. Advanced materials for energy conversion focuses on the development of materials for photovoltaic conversion in which the absorbed light is transformed into electricity or chemical fuel efficiently.

2. Advanced materials for light emission includes the study of materials with luminescent properties, both photoluminescence and electroluminescence.

B. Tools and fundamentals

- Models and simulation of materials and devices: Studies will be carried out from first principles to establish the physical properties of materials and interfaces.

- Design and optimization of interfaces, morphologies, nanostructures consists study of the combination and morphologies of materials that can lead to the desired functionality.

- Structural characterization of materials, interfaces and devices will allow a complete structural characterization of materials and interfaces.

- Optoelectronic characterization of materials, interfaces and devices will develop a complete electrical, optical and physical-chemical characterization of materials and devices.

Project description:

The project will focus on the preparation of high efficiency solar cells, LEDs and laser based on halide perovskites thin films and nanoparticles.

Moreover the interaction among materials of different nature can produce interesting synergies that might be beneficial, not simply by improving a feature, but also giving rise to new properties or phenomena that do not exist for the single materials. Interaction between QDs and perovskite has enormous potentialities. We have recently studied the interaction between hybrid lead halide perovskite (CH3NH3PbI3) and quantum dots (core/shell PbS/CdS).1 Exciplex emission at lower energies than the band gap of both PS and QD has been detected. We report for the first time the observation of exciplex state electroluminescence from the combination of both materials. Light Emitting Devices (LEDs) can been fabricated using those configurations, which provide light emission with considerably low turn-on potential. Interestingly the ʹcolorʹ of the LED can also be tuned by controlling the applied bias and perovskite and QD materials. The presence of the exciplex state PS and QDs opens up a broad range of possibilities with important implications in tunable LEDs but also in the preparation of intermediate band gap photovoltaic devices with the potentiality of surpassing the Shockley-Queisser (SQ) limit, which will be explored in the project.

1 Sanchez, R. S.; de la Fuente, M. S.; Suarez, I.; Muñoz-Matutano, G.; Martinez-Pastor, J. P.; Mora-Sero, I. Tunable light emission by exciplex state formation between hybrid halide perovskite and core/shell quantum dots: Implications in advanced LEDs and photovoltaics. Science Advances 2016, 2 (1), e1501104


Please, submit the next documentation:

- CV

- 2 reference letters

Deadline: 30/06/2018

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