Several fully-funded PhD Positions for Photovoltaic, Open Hardware and 3D Printing Research

$13,000 - $30,000 yearly
  • Western University's Free Appropriate Sustainability Technology (FAST) Research Group
  • London, ON, Canada
  • Oct 06, 2021
Full time role Design Engineering: Electrical Engineering: Hardware Engineering: Materials Engineering: Mechanical Research

Job Description

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 institution and have done research and published in our areas of interest or undertaken some major project in applied sustainability before joining the group (e.g. organized Engineers Without Borders chapters at their former schools) or open hardware/software (e.g. founded a hackerspace).

Organization Type

Educational Institute

Organization Size

10000 +


Climate Risk, Food & Agriculture, Pollution & Waste Reduction, Advocacy or Policy, Energy, Materials & Manufacturing, Research & Education


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