PhD in Photovoltaic Solar Energy
The PhD degree on Photovoltaic Solar Energy awarded by UPM is an initiative oriented to the training of experts in all areas related to Photovoltaics. In particular, it aims at the scientific and technical training, both theoretical and experimental, of experts from different disciplines and backgrounds that constitute this field of relatively recent and expansive development.
The scientific and technological areas covered by the Program are, amongst others: Physics and technologies of semiconductors and photovoltaic devices; Photovoltaic systems; Electronic instrumentation and information technology applied to solar energy; Solar radiation; Power conditioning and control; Thermology applied to solar energy; Solar optics; Electricity grids and integration of renewable energies; and Social foundations of solar energy.
Likewise, and as an inseparable part of the purely cognitive aspects, particular importance is given to the acquisition and encouragement of basic skills crucial in the present scientific and technological work, either in the industry or academic environments, such as communication, expression and innovation abilities. To this end, the program foresees specific training activities about scientific methodology and documentation, mobility, participation in congresses and development of research plans.
Pablo Benítez Giménez