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Solar Cell Texturing Methods and Apparatus Development

Palo Alto, CA | internships

Job Description

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.

Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

As one of the most prolific innovation centers in the world, PARC offers an exceptional internship experience. Considered valuable members of our community, interns are fully integrated into the daily activities of PARC's highly collaborative, multidisciplinary culture.

Exceptional students in the fields of chemical engineering, materials science engineering, physics, and/or mechanical engineering are invited to apply for an internship in PARC's Cleantech Innovation program, working on texturing  of solar cells for light management.

Interns are fully integrated into the daily activities of PARC's highly collaborative, multidisciplinary culture and have the opportunity to work with leading researchers and engage in different stages of development.  


  • Perform laboratory investigations using a novel method to pattern solar cell textures
  • Develop process apparatus
  • Produce textured cells
  • Measure and analyze cell reflectivity


  • Should have completed at least 3 years of undergraduate study

For more information on the PARC internship program visit http://www.parc.com/internship

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