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The Professional Science Master’s in Photovoltaics (PSM-PV) prepares students for successful careers in the burgeoning photovoltaics industry. The two year program builds a strong scientific knowledge base and develops laboratory skills and business management practices to prepare the next generation of PV professionals. Students are exposed to a wide range of cutting edge research activities in laboratories of world-class faculty, and participate in a 24 week corporate sponsored internship that provides real world experience. The program is accredited by the National Professional Science Master’s Association. Past graduates have found jobs within the Ohio and Michigan PV industry, and with the US Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Program.
Over the past 25 years, the University of Toledo has been an international leader in PV science and technology and has developed world-class expertise and facilities for PV research and commercialization. Numerous faculty members across several departments are actively involved in developing PV materials, devices, and systems. Working with a host of corporate partners, the University is positioned to support the development of the PV industry in the State of Ohio, the Great Lakes Region, and around the world. To support this endeavor, the Ohio Department of Development created the Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization in 2007. The Professional Science Master's in Photovoltaics addresses the growing demand for highly skilled PV professionals.
Loading a CdTe panel into the Laser Beam Induced Current measurement system
Student operating the CMS24 thin film sputtering system.