Internship | Electroluminescence (EL) and photoluminescence (PL) for reliability research in CIGS solar cells

Do you want to be part of the innovation that can lead to cost effective flexible solar cell technology? And are you interested to learn how to use advanced characterization and measurement tools while doing so? Then this internship could be for you.



Education type

university (wo)


Internship and graduation project

Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

During this internship you will expose CIGS thin film solar cells to extreme heat and humidity conditions to detect which defects and which failure modes occur in these cells. You will learn how the various imaging and characterization techniques we have at Solliance can be used to identify these defects and failure modes, and establish their influence on the performance and expected lifetime of the solar cells.

What do we require of you?

Analytical, precise and rigorous work style, and the ability to clearly communicate the obtained results. Although you will be trained/instructed about the work you will be doing, it is important that you feel comfortable work independently for most of your internship while keeping a critical view of the work you're doing.

What can you expect of your work situation?

TNO is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. With 3000 people we develop knowledge not for its own sake but for practical application. To create new products that make life more pleasant and valuable and help companies innovate. To find creative answers to the questions posed by society. We work for a variety of customers: governments, companies, service providers and non-governmental organisations. Working together on new knowledge, better products and clear recommendations for policy and processes. In everything we do, impact is the key. Our product and process innovations and recommendations are only worth something if our customers can use them to boost their competitiveness.

You will work at TNO at Solliance Eindhoven. Since this is a relatively small group, the employees are usually very accessible also to students and interns. Although you will be assigned your own specific task or project, there are usually various interns working at Solliance on similar topics.

What can TNO offer you?

You want to work on the precursor of your career; a work placement gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your work placement and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable work placement compensation.

Application process

For this vacancy it is required that the AIVD issues a security clearance after conducting a security screening. Please visit for more information the AIVD website.

Has this vacancy sparked your interest?

Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Contact: Aldo Kingma
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Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.


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