Western University's Free Appropriate Sustainability Technology (FAST) Research Group

  • London, ON, Canada

The Free Appropriate Sustainable Technology (FAST) research group is run by Professor Joshua Pearce, the Thompson Chair in Information Technology and Innovation at the Thompson Centre for Engineering Leadership & Innovation. He holds appointments at Ivey Business School, the top ranked business school in Canada and the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Western University in Canada, a top 1% global university. We are interested in exploring the way solar photovoltaic technology can sustainably power our society and how open-source hardware like open source appropriate technologies (or OSAT) and RepRap 3-D printing can drive distributed recycling and additive manufacturing (DRAM) (and maybe even social change).

$13,000 - $30,000 yearly
Western University's Free Appropriate Sustainability Technology (FAST) Research Group London, ON, Canada
Oct 06, 2021
Full time role
Dr. Joshua Pearce , the director of the Free Appropriate Sustainability Technology research group at Western University, is seeking multiple students at the Ph.D and masters levels for research in solar photovoltaic materials, distributed recycling and additive manufacturing (DRAM), libre hardware and open source appropriate technology (OSAT). Interested applicants should have a strong academic background and a demonstrated interest in solar energy and/or open source hardware.   Western University in Canada is a top 1% global university and all the research in the group is open sourced to make it accessible for the entire global population. Pay: The Ph.D. positions are fully funded: tuition costs are included (even for international students), monthly stipends that are higher than the local cost of living and Western students' benefits.  Requirements: Students are generally ranked in the top 10% of their class or higher at an internationally-reputable...