The Hou research group @ NUS is a multi-disciplinary team with the aim of translating hybrid electronic materials into the next generation tandem photovoltaic technologies with potential societal impacts in future energy and environmental sustainability. The Hou group has published in premier journals such as Science, Nature Materials, Nature Energy, and Nature Nanotechnology. We welcome applications from outstanding candidates wishing to contribute to the cutting-edge research field in perovskite-based tandem solar cells.

Please email (yi.hou@nus.edu.sg) with your CV to inquire about opportunities in the Hou group. Our labs are located in both ChBE and SERIS at the NUS.

PhD Students

We have openings for talented students who aim to work on emerging perovskite semiconductors, tandem solar cells, and other energy technologies in the group. You will work closely with the PI to develop future experimental goals and shape the general research direction of the group. There will also be ample opportunity to explore your own ideas and participate in group discussions.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in chemistry, physics, materials science, electrical engineering, or chemical engineering, and have a good GPA, a high motivation for innovation, excellence and flexibility to work and deliver results.

For scholarship applications, the early evaluation deadline is usually in January for August intake and July for January intake. Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately and continue until filled.

Post-doctoral Fellows

We seek exceptional post-doctoral fellows to lead projects in perovskite materials innovation and perovskite-based tandem solar cells. Candidates should have a doctoral degree in a relevant field of study (chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, materials science, electrical engineering, etc.) and have a good first-authored publication record, a high motivation for innovation. Candidates are expected to bring excellent organizational and time-management skills; excellent communication skills, including the capacity to offer thoughtful and clear technical guidance on research projects; and clear and efficient writing.

Candidates will bring proven expertise in one or more of the following domains:

  • Design and synthesis of new materials
  • Advanced materials and device characterization
  • VOC loss in perovskite solar cells
  • Micro-nano-technology for device fabrication
  • Perovskite-based tandem solar cells
  • Phase segregation and degradation investigation
  • Large scale thin-film coating technologies

Only candidates chosen for further evaluation will be contacted.


Please refer to SERIS’ latest annual report for a part of the available facilities. There are also shared facilities across the department/faculty including AFM, TEM, EBL, ICP, etc.


Office Address:

E3A-06-03, 7 Engineering Drive 1, 117574 (SERIS)

E5-03-13, 4 Engineering Drive 4, 117585 (ChBE)

Tel: +65 6601 6477

Email: yi.hou@nus.edu.sg

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