The ECE department seeks a graduate research assistant to assist in the development of photovoltaic module construction methods, using both CAD modeling and experimentation with practical assembly methods, to achieve a precise, robust and repeatable optical alignment of the solar panel components. The candidate will also assist in analyzing data collected from assembled solar panels, measured in both laboratory and outdoor environments, and comparing these to model predictions of panel performance. The candidate will require strong analytical and communication skills. Experience with CAD modeling software such as SolidWorks is highly desirable. Basic knowledge of different photovoltaic technologies, photovoltaic characterization methods and basic geometric optics is also highly desirable. No US work authorization is required for the position. For a full position description and to apply, please see the position posting on Handshake.
January 22, 2018