Nanophotonics & Photovoltaics Master Project Workshop AMOLF 2021

Are you a master’s student in Physics, Chemistry or a related field, and are you looking for an interesting master’s project?

The NWO-Institute AMOLF, located at Science Park Amsterdam, has master’s projects available in 8 research groups in Nanophotonics and Nanophotovoltaics. All projects are described below. AMOLF is a research laboratory with 60 PhD students, 20 postdocs, and over 30 master’s students from many different universities.

On Monday May 10, 2021 from 13.00-15.00 hr. AMOLF holds an online workshop to present & discuss the master’s projects we have available in the departments of Photovoltaics and Nanophotonics.

The planning:
13.00-13.10 Welcome, general introduction about internships at AMOLF
13.10-13.30 The group leaders will present themselves and give brief presentations of the available projects.
13.30-15.00 Breakout sessions: discuss projects that you find interesting with the group leader.; meet with present master’s students and ask them questions about the their experience at AMOLF.
15.00 End

After the Workshop, you can apply for a project.

You can register for the Master Project Workshop by filling in the form below, indicating 2 projects you are most interested in (this helps us plan). Of course, you can get information about all projects during the Workshop. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, May 5.

Because of immigration regulations we can only offer projects to students that are EU citizens or enlisted at a Dutch University

If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Susan Rigter at

These AMOLF research groups will present master’s projects:

Dr. Esther Alarcon Llado  – 3D Photovoltaics Group Project descriptions
• New synthesis route for 2D perovskites
• Will it lase? Fabrication and study of metal halide perovskite micro lasers
• Electrochemical growth of III-V semiconductors

Dr. Wiebke Albrecht  – Hybrid Nanosystems Group Project descriptions
• Single-particle scattering and luminescence spectroscopy
• Single nanoparticle temperature measurements
• Reliable tomographic reconstruction of small interparticle gaps

Prof. Bruno Ehrler  – Hybrid Solar Cells Group Project descriptions
• Ion migration and trap states in 2D/3D halide perovskites
• Looking at the interface in a perovskite solar cell with a microscope

Prof. Erik Garnett  – Nanoscale Solar Cells Group Project descriptions
• Plasmonic chemistry in nanogap cavities
• Directional emission of in situ grown emitters using arrays of nanolenses
• Developing back contact perovskite solar cells with an efficiency over 20%

Prof. Femius Koenderink  – Resonant Nanophotonics Project descriptions
• Lasing perovskite Mie-resonant microcubes and spheres
• Solid-state lighting for bright efficient white LEDs
• A highly directional single photon source

Prof. Albert Polman  – Photonic Materials Group Project descriptions
• Quantum electron wavepacket spectroscopy
• Light trapping nanopatterned back contacts in perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells
• Ultrafast cathodoluminescence pump-probe spectroscopy

Dr. Said Rodriguez  – Interacting Photons Group Project descriptions
• Superfluidity of light at room-temperature
• Superconductivity induced by light
• Stochastic thermodynamics of light

Prof. Ewold Verhagen – Photonic Forces Group Project descriptions
• Quantum measurement of ultracoherent nanostrings
• Cooling a mechanical resonator close to the quantum ground state using light
• Mechanical resonators as ‘spins’ in light-controlled simulators