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Senior Researcher

Ana Charas

Academic position: Researcher
Joining date: 01-01-1999
Roles in IT: Senior Researcher
Scientific Area: Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Group: Organic Electronics – Lx

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Address: IT – Lisboa
Instituto Superior Técnico - Torre Norte - Piso 10
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1
1049 - 001 Lisboa
Tel: +351 21 841 84 54
Fax: +351 21 841 84 72

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Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Instituto Superior Técnico, 01-01-2002
  • MSc, Instituto Superior Técnico,
  • Licenciatura, Instituto Superior Técnico,
  • Organic electroactive materials
  • Organic photovoltaic cells
  • Organic LEDs
  • Materials for Plastic Optical Fibers
  • Nanotechnology
Supervision of theses
Co-Supervision of theses
  • A. Charas, Plásticos Luminosos e Painéis Solares, Chapter in, Laboratórios Abertos 2017, Dep. Engenharia Química, Instituto Superior Técnico, IST Press, Lisboa, 2017
  • J. Morgado, A. Charas, L. Alcácer, Síntese e caracterização óptica e electroquímica de polifluorenos, Chapter in, Química de Polímeros, J. Sérgio Seixas de Melo, Maria João Moreno, Hugh D. Burrows, Maria Helena Gil, Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, 2004

Currently running projects4

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
ChemMat Programa Doutoral da FCT ChemMat: Materials Chemistry - Chemistry of nanostructured materials with optic, electric and magnetic functionalities FCT 01-01-2015 01-12-2020
NEURON NEURON-Electrically conductive platforms for neural stem cell culture and differentiation FCT 01-10-2018 30-09-2021
SATRAP Rational design of Self-Assembling networks for TRansparent electrode APplications FCT/POCI 01-10-2018 30-09-2021
SUPRASOL Supramolecular assemblies for efficient, stable, and sustainable organic solar cells FCT 16-07-2018 15-07-2021

Closed Projects13

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
ARCOCELL Specially Designed Materials and Architectures for Organic Photovoltaic Cells FCT/PTDC 01-01-2008 01-12-2010
BIOFET Field Effect Transistor Array for Monitoring Electrical Activity From Single Cells in Culture FCT/POCTI 01-01-2001 31-12-2004
Conducting polymers Photovoltaic cells based on conducting polymers and anthocyanins FCT/POCI 01-07-2005 30-06-2008
GreenSOL Materials for green processing and their integration in low cost organic photovoltaic cells 01-04-2016 01-03-2018
LIQ-OPVs Towards very efficient organic photovoltaic cells through utilizing liquid crystal phases as electron-acceptors FCT/PTDC 01-05-2013 01-04-2015
NANOPEPS MICRO- AND NANOPATTERNING OF CROSS-LINKABLE ELECTRO-ACTIVE POLYMERS BY SPIN-COATING FCT/PTDC 01-01-2011 01-12-2013
NOVO Non volatile polymer memories for flexible electronics FCT/PTDC 01-01-2012 01-07-2015
PLASTIC Fully Patterned all Plastic Integrated Circuits IT/LA 01-07-2005 01-09-2007
PLEDs Energy transfer from electroluminescent polymers to phosphorescent dopants FCT/POCTI 01-07-2003 30-06-2006
POCAONTAS ITN - Innovative Training Network: Polymer-Carbon Nanotubes Active Systems for Photovoltaics EC/FP7 01-09-2014 01-12-2016
StableNextSol COST - Stable Next-generation Photovoltaics: Unraveling degradation mechanisms of Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells by complementary characterization techniques EU/H2020 01-03-2014 01-03-2017
uFlexBat Batteryless energy supply system based on flexible organic photovoltaic cells IT/LA 01-12-2016 30-06-2019
UNIME UNIME-Unimolecular Electronics FCT/PTDC 01-07-2007 01-12-2010
  • J. Farinhas, Q. Ferreira, A. Charas, J. Morgado, Controlling the Morphologies on Solar Cells Based on Cross-linked Semiconducting Polymers at the Nanoscale, Best Poster Award in the 1st Cluster Workshop in Materials and Nanotechnology on December 4 – 6, 2013, 01-12-2013
  • A. Charas, Advanced optical spectroscpy of new materials for luminescent solar concentrators, Msc Thesis, Carlota Pereira de Almeida Carlos, Dep. de Física, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, MSc Thesis Jury, Msc. Thesis Juri, 01-07-2019
  • A. Charas, Application of Oligo(ethylene-oxide)-substituted Conjugated Polymers and Small Molecules in Organic Photovoltaic Cells Processed from Green Solvents, Invited Talks, GEET19 - International Conference on Green Energy and Enviromental Technology, 01-07-2019 | Link
  • A. Charas, Sensor Eléctrico e Térmico baseado em Grafeno, João Luís Dinis Silva, Dep. de Física, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, MSc Thesis Jury, Tese de Mestrado, 01-07-2019
  • A. Charas, Materials for "greener" organic solar cells, Invited Talks, 12Th European School on Molecula Science, Elche, Spain, 19-24 May, 2019, 01-05-2019
  • A. Charas, Strategies and Challenges for Efficient and Truly Sustainable Organic Photovoltaics, Invited Talks, Research Summit, Universidade de Aveiro, 29 November, 2018, 01-11-2018 | Link
  • A. Charas, PhD Thesis Juri - Green Photonics: photonic intergrated circuits for optical communications and sensisng based on organic-inorganic hybrids, PhD Thesis, Ana Rita Bastos, Univ. de Aveiro, PhD Thesis Jury, -, 01-10-2018
  • A. Charas, Msc Juri of Thesis "Eletrónica Têxtil baseada em grafeno" Joan ada Silva Tavares, Universidade de Aveiro, MSc Thesis Jury, , 01-07-2018
  • A. Charas, Msc Thesis Jury of Thesis "Camadas luminescentes poliméricas modificadas por complexos de iões lantanídeos para conversão fotovoltaica" Viatcheslav Molchanov, Universidade de Aveiro, MSc Thesis Jury, , 01-07-2018
  • A. Charas, External evaluator/adviser for The FWO - Research Foundation in Flanders, call Bilateral Scientific Cooperation China, Member of Technical Committee, , 01-06-2018
  • A. Charas, Msc Thesis Juri of Thesis Otimização de Concentradores Solares Luminescentes com recurso ao método de Monte-Carlo, Luís manuel da Gama Minas, MSc Thesis Jury, , 01-06-2018
  • A. Charas, Materials and Strategies for Efficient and Sustainable Photovoltaics, Invited Talks, Wokshop on "Towards Solar Energy Storage", Univ. Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, 01-02-2018
  • A. Charas, External Evaluator in Agência Nacional de Inovação, Projectos Mobilizadores, Member of Advisory Committee, , 01-01-2018
  • A. Charas, External Evaluator in Mid-Term-Review Action for Research Executive Agency (REA) - MSCA-ITN Action, Technical Audit, N.a., 01-09-2017
  • A. Charas, Guest Editor of Special Issue of "Materials": "From Macromolecules to Materials for Optoelectronic Devices", Guest Editor, , 01-09-2017 | Link
  • A. Charas, Member of Board of Directors of Sociedade Portuguesa de Química, Member of Steering Committee, NA, 01-09-2017
  • A. Charas, PhD thesis jury of "Perylenediimidas: reactividad y aplicaciones como sensores de explosivos y en dispositivos láser" Nathalie Zink Lorre, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, PhD Thesis Jury, -, 01-06-2017
  • A. Charas, MsC Thesis Juri, MSc Thesis Jury, Thesis - Síntese e caracterização de Novos Compostos Moleculares com Unidades Tiofénicas, IST, mestrado em Eng. Química, 01-12-2016
  • A. Charas, MSc Thesis Jury - Desenvolvimento de heterojunções híbridas nanoestruturadas para aplicação em células solares. FCT, Universiadde Nova de Lisboa, MSc Thesis Jury, , 01-11-2016
  • A. Charas, External evaluator for European Commission Research Executive Agency ((Mar-2015)), Member of Technical Committee, , 01-06-2016
  • A. Charas, Principal Jury in MsC thesis on Bioengineering and Nanosystems Engineering of licenciado Ricardo Jorge Carvalho, MSc Thesis Jury, Title: Photovoltaic Cells based on lead- and tin-perovskites, 01-06-2016
  • A. Charas, J. Farinhas, R. Oliveira, J. Morgado, IMPROVING ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS THROUGH USING TERNARY SYSTEMS, Invited Talks, Conference on New Trends in Solar cells, April 19-22, 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia, 01-04-2016 | Full text (PDF 330 KBs)
  • A. Charas, Independent Expert Evaluator, Member of Technical Committee, Innovative Training Networks, European Commission, Research Executive Agency,, 01-09-2015
  • A. Charas, Effect of phenanthroline cathode interlayers on the performance of polymer solar cells, Invited Talks, StableNextSol COST Action no. MP1307, 3rd MC Meeting, 2nd WG Meeting and 2nd Conference: E-MRS symposium E. Lille, france, 01-05-2015
  • A. Charas, External evaluator for European Commission Research Executive Agency, Member of Advisory Committee, 01-03-2015
  • A. Charas, J. Farinhas, J. Morgado, Highly Efficient BHJ Organic Photovoltaic Cells Through Integrating Cathode Interlayers, Invited Talks, EMN- Meeting on Photovoltaics, Orlando, Florida, USA, 01-01-2015
  • A. Charas, External evaluator for European Commission Research Executive Agency, Member of Advisory Committee, 01-06-2014
  • A. Charas, Independent evaluator of ''The Leverhulme-Royal Society Africa Award'' projects, Member of Advisory Committee, 01-04-2014
  • A. Charas, Cost Action - Stable Next-Generation Photovoltaics: Unraveling degradation mechanisms of Organic Solar Cells by complementary characterization techniques (StableNextSol), National Delegate, MP1307, 01-01-2014
  • A. Charas, Nanostructured Surfaces of Conducting Polymers and Applications in Organic Photovoltaic Cells, Invited Talks, 5th Iberian Meeting on Colloids and Interfaces, RICI5, 01-06-2013
  • A. Charas, Organic Photovoltaic cells - Conftele 2013, Invited Talks, 01-05-2013
  • A. Charas, Nanostructuring semiconducting polymers utilizing the spin coating technique; applications in organic photovoltaic cells, Seminars, 01-04-2013
  • A. Charas, Principal Juri in MSc Thesis in ''Mestrado em Bioengenharia e Nanossistemas, IST, do licenciado Stefano Virgilio, MSc Thesis Jury, 01-09-2012
  • A. Charas, External Evaluator in Sistemas de Incentivo à IDT, Projectos de Empresas em Copromoção, QREN, Member of Advisory Committee, 01-12-2011
  • A. Charas, Development of Crosslinkable Polyfluorenes for Organic Electronics, Invited Talks, 8th Conference of Physical-Chemistry of the Portuguese Chemical Society, 01-06-2007
  • A. Charas, Fluorenos como Materiais Electroluminescentes Versáteis: da Síntese ao Dispositivo, Seminars, 04-03-2005
  • A. Charas, Organic Materials for OLEDs and Photovoltaic devices, Portugal, Lisbon, 12-2018
  • A. Charas, Organic Materials for OLEDs and Photovoltaic devices, Portugal, Lisbon, 11-2017
  • A. Charas, Seminário: Plásticos Luminosos e Painéis Solares, Portugal, Lisboa, 02-2017
  • A. Charas, Synthetic Routes for Conjugated Polymers - Autumn School/Pocaontas Project, Portugal, Sintra, 10-2014
  • A. Charas, Organic Photovoltaic Energy: From Materials Design to Device Fabrication, Seminars of Centro de Química Estrutural, Complexo I, IST, Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal, Lisbon, 07-2014
  • Conference on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Technical Programme Committee, 2019
  • Industry Day - Printed Electronics and Solar Cells, Conference Chairman, 2017
  • International Conference on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics CIBB, Scientific Committee, 2016
  • RSC Advances
    2015, 8 review(s); 2014, 7 review(s); 2013, 2 review(s); 2011, 2 review(s);
  • Polymer Chemistry
    2015, 1 review(s); 2013, 1 review(s); 2011, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry C
    2018, 1 review(s); 2017, 2 review(s); 2016, 3 review(s); 2015, 1 review(s); 2013, 3 review(s);
  • Organic Electronics: physics, materials, applications
    2016, 3 review(s); 2011, 1 review(s);
  • Solar Energy
    2017, 1 review(s);
  • Polymers
    2018, 2 review(s); 2017, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society
    2017, 1 review(s);
  • Applied Sciences (Switzerland)
    2017, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of Nanotechnology
    2017, 1 review(s);
  • Nanomaterials
    2018, 1 review(s);
  • Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
    2018, 2 review(s);
  • Dyes and Pigments
    2019, 2 review(s); 2018, 1 review(s);
  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
    2018, 1 review(s);
  • Chemical Communications
    2018, 1 review(s); 2014, 1 review(s); 2011, 1 review(s);
  • ACS Applied Energy Materials
    2018, 1 review(s);

  • 2019, 1 review(s); 2012, 1 review(s);
  • Pure and Applied Chemistry
    2019, 1 review(s);
  • Angewandte Chemie - International Edition
    2019, 1 review(s);
  • Polymer
    2013, 1 review(s); 2012, 2 review(s); 2011, 1 review(s); 2010, 2 review(s); 2008, 2 review(s); 2007, 3 review(s); 2006, 3 review(s);
  • Macromolecules
    2009, 1 review(s);
  • Synthetic Metals
    2010, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry
    2013, 2 review(s); 2012, 8 review(s); 2011, 8 review(s);
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry A
    2011, 2 review(s);
  • New Journal of Chemistry
    2015, 1 review(s); 2014, 1 review(s); 2013, 1 review(s); 2012, 1 review(s); 2011, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of Polymers
    2014, 1 review(s);
  • Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele
    2015, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE PhD. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics - PRIME
    2016, 1 review(s);
  • International Conference on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics CIBB
    2016, 2 review(s);
  • International Conf. on Telecommunications - ICT
    2006, 1 review(s);