I was hired as a researcher at University of Aveiro in the scope of the SolarFlex project. (see more)
I finished my PhD two years ago, with the main focus on cylindrical luminescent solar concentrators based on polymeric optical fibers whose optically active layer is based on organic-inorganic hybrid materials doped with europium ions or organic dyes. Instituto de Telecomunicações in Aveiro was one of the host institutions, essential for the development of this work. Then, I was a post-doctoral fellow in CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials, in the scope of the project SusPhotoSolutions, in which I had the opportunity to carry on the work done on luminescent solar concentrators based on optical fibers, adding the novelty of using nature-based optically active materials. Recently, I was hired as a researcher at University of Aveiro in the scope of the SolarFlex project, in which my main activities are related with the synthesis, characterization and development of light-emitting materials for application in luminescent solar concentrators, and posterior characterization and performance evaluation in laboratory and real outdoors conditions. The research group in which I am in since the beginning of my PhD has a straight and long collaboration with Instituto de Telecomunicações, which is mainly involved in the luminescent solar concentrators performance analysis and modelling.