Diogo Lopes (Lopes, Diogo) completed a Msc in Materials Engineering in 2018/2019 in the University of Aveiro. Presently working on a PHD Grand, funded by FCT in the Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering, University of Aveiro, in partnership with CICECO and i3N (Department of Physics, University of Aveiro). Worked on a research grant (2019/2020), in the department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering, University of Aveiro. Published five articles in journals, one as author and four as co-author. Works in the area(s) of Engineering and Technology with emphasis in Materials Engineering, materials processing and redox interactions for materials properties tunning.

Personal identification

Full name
Diogo João Breda Lopes

Citation names

  • Lopes, Diogo

Author identifiers

Ciência ID


Mobile phone
  • 932220137 (Personal)


  • Rua da Horta Velha, Número 664, 3750-862, Borralha, Águeda, Portugal (Personal)

Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology - Materials Engineering - Materials Engineering


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1)
French Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1)
Degree Classification
2020/11/01 - 2024
Doctoral Program In Materials Science And Engineering (Doctor of Philosophy)
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
SEM operator (Scanning Electron Microscopy) (Licence)
Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Engenharia de Materiais e Cerâmica, Portugal
2012/09/10 - 2019/05/09
Materials Engineering (Master)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
"Design of multifunctional titania-based photocatalysts by controlled redox reactions" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)


Host institution
2019/06/16 - 2020/10/31 Researcher (Research) Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal


Designation Funders
2019/06/16 - 2021/06/15 “Redox-promoted design of advanced thermoelectrics: a step towards high-temperature applications” (REMOTE), Project POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031875, financed by COMPETE 2020 Program and National Funds through the FCT/MEC and when applicable co-financed by FEDER under the PT2020 Partnership Agreement
Research Fellow
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal


Conference poster
  1. Lopes, Diogo; Ana Luísa Daniel-da-Silva; Artur R. Sarabando; Tito Trindade; Jorge R. Frade; Andrei V. Kovalevsky. "Design of multifunctional titania-based photocatalysts by controlled redox reactions". Paper presented in Jornadas CICECO 2019, 2019.
Journal article
  1. Merkulov, O.V.; Lopes, D.; Markov, A.A.; Ferreira, N.M.; Patrakeev, M.V.; Kovalevsky, A.V.. "Tubular Thermoelectric Module Based on Oxide Elements Grown by the Laser Floating Zone". ACS Applied Energy Materials 4 6 (2021): 5848-5857. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.1c00677.
    Accepted • 10.1021/acsaem.1c00677
  2. Constantinescu, Gabriel; Sarabando, Artur R.; Rasekh, Shahed; Lopes, Diogo; Sergiienko, Sergii; Amirkhizi, Parisa; Frade, Jorge R.; Kovalevsky, Andrei V.. "Redox-Promoted Tailoring of the High-Temperature Electrical Performance in Ca3Co4O9 Thermoelectric Materials by Metallic Cobalt Addition". Materials 13 5 (2020): 1060. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ma13051060.
    Published • 10.3390/ma13051060
  3. Lopes, Diogo; Daniel-da-Silva, Ana Luísa; Sarabando, Artur R.; Arias-Serrano, Blanca I.; Rodríguez-Aguado, Elena; Rodríguez-Castellón, Enrique; Trindade, Tito; Frade, Jorge R.; Kovalevsky, Andrei V.. "Design of Multifunctional Titania-Based Photocatalysts by Controlled Redox Reactions". Materials 13 3 (2020): 758. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ma13030758.
  4. Kovalevsky, Andrei V.; Zakharchuk, Kiryl V.; Aguirre, Myriam H.; Xie, Wenjie; Patrício, Sonia G.; Ferreira, Nuno M.; Lopes, Diogo; et al. "Redox engineering of strontium titanate-based thermoelectrics". Journal of Materials Chemistry A 8 15 (2020): 7317-7330. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9ta13824b.
Newspaper article
  1. Lopes, Diogo; N.M. Ferreira; A. V. Kavaleuski; F. M. Costa; A. Sotelo; M. A. Madre; A. Rezania. "Thermoelectric modules built using ceramic legs grown by laser floating zone", Ceramics International, 2020

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2020/07/21 Oxide Thermoelectrics Prepared by Laser Melting: Effects of Processing Atmosphere. Virtual Conference on Thermoelectrics 2020
International Thermoelectric Society (Italy)
2020/07/10 Oxide thermoelectrics prepared by laser melting: Effects of processing atmosphere. 3 rd International Conference on Nanomaterials Science and Mechanical Engineering (ICNMSME2020)
Department of Mechanical Engineering and TEMA, University of Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal)

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2020/11/04 - Current Dia Mundial dos Materiais 2020 (Prémio SPM, melhor tese na área da Ciência e Engenharia de Materiais)
Dia Mundial dos Materiais 2020
Sociedade Portuguesa de Materiais, Portugal
2019/06/11 - 2019/06/12 Voluntary work in Jornadas do CICECO 2019
Jornadas CICECO 2019
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal


2020 SPM (Portuguese Society of Materials) Award
Sociedade Portuguesa de Materiais, Portugal