Nanophotonics and Photovoltaics Msc Project Workshop at AMOLF 2022

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 Tuesday May 10, 2021 from 12.00-14.00 hrs. AMOLF holds a LIVE workshop to present & discuss the master’s projects we have available in the Photovoltaics and Nanophotonics programs.

The planning:

12.00-12.10 Welcome, general introduction about internships at AMOLF

12.10-12.40 The group leaders will introduce themselves and briefly present of the available projects.

12.40-13.00 Breakout session 1: discuss one project that you signed up for.

13.00-13.20 Breakout session 2: discuss second project that you signed up for.

13.20-13.40 Breakout session 3: discuss potential third project opportunity.

13.40-14.00 Roam around and meet with present master / PhD students and ask them questions about (the their experience at) AMOLF.

14.00 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 4th.

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 Alex Lambertz at

These AMOLF research groups will present master’s projects:

Prof. Ewold Verhagen – Photonic Forces Group Project descriptions
•[1] Controlling the quantum state of an ultracoherent nanostring with light
•[2] One-way light propagation on a photonic chip
•[3] Optomechanical control of photon polarization

Dr. Wiebke Albrecht  – Hybrid Nanosystems Group Project descriptions
•[4] Quantitative single-particle scattering spectroscopy
•[5] Tuneable charge transfer between metal nanoparticles through temperature sensitive molecules
•[6] Reliable tomographic reconstruction of small interparticle gaps

Prof. Femius Koenderink  – Resonant Nanophotonics Project descriptions
•[7] Strong nonlinear light from single atomic layers
•[8] Metasurface inverse design with holography
•[9] Making a new circularly polarized honeycomb nanolaser

Prof. Bruno Ehrler  – Hybrid Solar Cells Group Project descriptions
•[10] Ultra-low energy consumption artificial synapse from halide perovskites
•[11] Looking at the interface in a perovskite solar cell with a microscope
•[12] Effect of strain on ion migration in perovskite solar cells

Dr. Said Rodriguez  – Interacting Photons Group Project descriptions
•[13] The cost of erasing one optical bit
•[14] Superconductivity induced by light
•[15] Breaking of detailed balance in a perovskite semiconductor cavity

Dr. Esther Alarcon-Llado  – 3D Photovoltaics Group Project descriptions
•[16] New route for perovskite nanopatterning
•[17] Atomic force probe investigation of electrode-electrolyte interfaces
•[18] Towards roll-to-roll fabrication of metal nanowires networks
•[19] Hyperuniform Light Trapping Via Large-Area Self-Assembly

Prof. Erik Garnett  – Nanoscale Solar Cells Group Project descriptions
•[20] Making stable phosphors by synthesizing perovskite quantum dots in glass

Prof. Albert Polman  – Photonic Materials Group Project descriptions
•[21] Cathodoluminescence spectroscopy of laser-induced phase transformations for roll-to-roll perovskite solar cells
•[22] Ultra-sensitive heterodyne cathodoluminescence spectroscopy
•[23] High-efficiency earth-abundant Zn3P2 solar cells