The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) is establishing the Helmholtz International Research School HI-SCORE, which will focus on solar energy research. To accomplish this, HZB is collaborating with the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Israeli Institute of Technology (Technion), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Bar Ilan University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, as well as universities in Berlin and Potsdam.
In addition to HZB, the other participants in this new research school include the Freie Universität Berlin, TU Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the University of Potsdam.
The BGU partners are Dr. Iris Visoly-Fisher (the Israeli coordinator of the program) and Prof. Eugene Katz of the Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics at the BIDR, and Prof. Menny Shalom of the Department of Chemistry.
The name “HI-SCORE" stands for “Hybrid Integrated Systems for Conversion of Solar Energy". The research themes extend from novel solar cells based on metal-organic perovskites to tandem solar cells, to complex systems of materials that can convert the energy of sunlight to chemical energy, so that it can be easily stored in the form of fuel. The project will be funded by the Helmholtz Association. The school will receive a total of 1.8 million Euros from the Initiative and Networking Fund of the President of the Helmholtz Association over a period of six years. In total, more than 30 PhD students will be able to carry out their research in the HI-SCORE program in both Israel and Germany, benefiting from the comprehensive selection of seminars and advanced training opportunities.
The school will include PhD candidates registered in either an Israeli institute or one of the partner universities in Germany, each student with two advisors: one from the home institution, and the other from a university in the other country. In this international research school, all the PhD candidates, whether registered in Israel or Germany, will conduct research in both countries (including at least six months abroad) and will follow an individual research plan in agreement with the requirements of the Graduate School at which the student is formally registered.
This school will provide a unique opportunity for the BIDR's PhD candidates in the field of Solar Energy, who are accepted into this program, to acquire academic experience abroad, in preparation for an international career.
For more information please refer to:
Prof. Iris Visoly-Fisher email@example.com