The Hou Research Group at NUS is a multidisciplinary team dedicated to advancing hybrid electronic materials into next-generation tandem photovoltaic technologies. We are motivated by the potential for transformative societal impacts in the areas of energy and environmental sustainability.

Please email (yi.hou@nus.edu.sg) with your CV to inquire about opportunities in the Hou group. 

PhD Students (Open Year-Round)

We are currently seeking PhD candidates interested in pursuing research in emerging perovskite semiconductors, tandem solar cells, and other cutting-edge energy technologies. As part of our team, you will be directly supervised by the Principal Investigator to formulate future experimental objectives and contribute to shaping the group’s overall research agenda. Additionally, you will have the freedom to explore your own research ideas and actively participate in group discussions.

Qualified candidates should hold either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in chemistry, physics, materials science, electrical engineering, or chemical engineering. Additionally, candidates should possess a strong academic record, a high level of motivation for innovation, and the adaptability and resilience required to achieve results.

For those interested in applying for scholarships, the early evaluation period typically closes in January for the August intake and in July for the January intake. We will begin evaluating candidates immediately and will continue to do so until all positions are filled.

Research Fellows (Open Year-Round)

We are actively seeking Research Fellows to spearhead research projects focused on the innovation of perovskite materials and perovskite-based tandem solar cells. Ideal candidates should possess a Ph.D. in a field relevant to the project, such as chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, materials science, or electrical engineering. Additionally, candidates should have an exemplary record of first-authored publications and a strong drive for innovation.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate organizational and time-management skills, along with good communication abilities. These skills should include the aptitude to provide clear and detailed technical guidance on research projects, as well as the capability to articulate research findings efficiently and effectively in writing.

Qualified candidates will bring demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Design and synthesis of innovative materials
  • Advanced characterization techniques for materials and devices
  • Understanding and minimizing Voc loss in perovskite solar cells
  • Application of micro-nano-technology in device fabrication
  • Development and optimization of perovskite-based tandem solar cells
  • Investigation into phase segregation and degradation pathways
  • Expertise in large-scale thin-film coating technologies

We invite individuals who meet these qualifications to join our dynamic research team.

Only candidates chosen for further evaluation will be contacted.


Our research facilities are located across both the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) and the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at NUS.

Please refer to SERIS’ latest annual report for a part of the available facilities. There are also shared facilities across other departments 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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