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Tandem PV Internship

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Positions: Process and Tool engineer
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Innovation Area: Generation and Conversion
Position Type: TomKat Center-supported
Compensation: $7,500
Internship Term: 8 weeks

Tandem PV is a startup designing low-cost  high-efficiency photovoltaic technology that will surpass the limitations of silicon. We use metal-halide perovskite materials in a tandem architecture as the top absorber on Silicon solar cells. Early development of this technology was done in Stanford’s Materials Science department.

The team is led by Colin Bailie (a recent Stanford PhD in Materials Science) and Chris Eberspacher (Stanford PhD and veteran of the solar industry). Our funding sources include the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, ARPA-E, National Science Foundation, and private investors.


  • Build and maintain innovative solar cell processing equipment
  • Design and evolve processes for solution-coated photovoltaic thin films
  • Run experiments to measure the performance of coating processes and identify pathways for improvement.

Who Should Apply

  • Self-motivated individuals with lab safety and hands-on productivity skills
  • Want to work on exciting high-risk projects that have the potential to alter the photovoltaic industry
  • Are opinionated and not afraid to think outside the box

Preferred Expertise/Skills

  • Experience in a wet chemistry lab
  • Experience constructing and/or maintaining equipment
  • Basic understanding of solar cells 
  • Background in Materials Science, Chemistry, or Engineering (Mechanical or Chemical)