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Positions: Process scientist / engineer; equipment design / build / operate engineer
Location: Santa Clara, CA / San Jose, CA
Innovation Area: Generation and Conversion
Position Type: TomKat Center-supported
Compensation: $7,500
Internship Term: 8 weeks

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TPV ( is developing low-cost  high-efficiency photovoltaic solar technology incorporating metal-halide perovskite solar cells in a tandem architecture with silicon solar cells. Early technology development was done in Stanford’s Materials Science department. The team is led by Colin Bailie (recent Stanford PhD in Materials Science) and Chris Eberspacher (not so recent Stanford PhD in Applied Physics). TPV is finalizing its Series A financing, selecting / outfitting an expanded R&D facility, designing / ordering next-generation equipment, and developing / testing new solar cell materials and cell designs. 


  • Design, fabricate and test high-performance solar cells
  • Design, build and operate innovative solar cell processing equipment

Who Should Apply

  • Self-motivated, do-it-today individuals with hands-on laboratory skills
  • Desire to work on projects that have the potential to alter the photovoltaic industry
  • Are analytical, opinionated and able to think outside the box

Required expertise

  • Experience in basic wet chemistry lab operations and safety
  • Experience in data analysis and presentation

Preferred skills/ majors

  • Basic understanding of solar cells
  • Experience in deposition and processing of optoelectronic thin films
  • Design of Experiments training
  • Materials Science, Chemistry, or Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical)