• DCM - Departamento de Ciência dos Materiais
    Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia/UNL
    Edifício II
    Campus de Caparica
    2829-516 Caparica


  • 2829-51 Caparica


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PhD projects

Photonic-enhanced Perovskite Solar Cells - APOLO project (https://project-apolo.eu/)

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Research interests

I develop novel concepts for Solar Energy technologies, related with the application of Nanophotonics and Quantum Nanostructures in Solar Cells, with the main aim of increasing their Photovoltaic efficiency and with the additional potential of: lowering their cost and weight, improving their mechanical flexibility and long-term stability.

Recently, I have also been advancing the field of Renewable Fuels (Artificial Photosynthesis) as a means of storing solar energy while also closing the carbon cycle via CO2 reutilization.


Education/Academic qualification

Photovoltaics, Doctorate, Development of near-field nano-photonic structures for localized light enhancement in intermediate band solar cells, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

15 Feb 200815 Jun 2012

Award Date: 30 Jun 2012

Applied Physics, Master, Brownian Dynamics Simulations of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Separation by Type using Dielectrophoresis , Rice University


Award Date: 10 Dec 2007

Physics and Eng., Master, Licenciatura degree in Physics and Technological Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico

Award Date: 20 Jul 2005

External positions

Marie Curie Post-Doc Fellow, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

25 Sept 201225 Sept 2014

PhD student

15 Feb 200830 Jun 2012


  • QC Physics
  • Photovoltaics
  • Photonics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Solar Energy
  • Quantum Physics
  • BIPV
  • Solar Fuels


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