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P Dias (born 1987), chemical engineer, received her PhD degree in chemical and biological engineering from UPORTO-FEUP in May 2016 with the thesis Innovative Photoelectrodes for Solar Water Splitting (FCT grant SFRH/BD/81016/2011), under the supervision of Prof. Mendes. She received the Fundação Eng. António de Almeida 2017 award for the best engineering doctorate dissertation of UPORTO - 2016, due to the originality, scientific merit and socioeconomic interest of her work. She also awarded a FCT post-doctoral scholarship (SRFH/BPD/120970/2016) for the development of highly efficient and stable photoelectrodes for solar fuels production. In 2020, P Dias become a junior researcher, with a FCT Individual contract (CEECIND/02862/2018), aiming at solar energy conversion and storage technologies and now coordinates this topic at LEPABE. Before this, she supervised 1 MSc thesis and took a 5-months maternity leave until September. Currently, P. Dias is responsible for the photoelectrochemical team that counts with 9 scientists, supervises 3 PhD students and guides 4 PhD students/researchers; become invited professor for the Renewable Energies course at the Master in Chemical Engineering, editor-in-chief of Energies-MDPI and work package leader of European Project 112CO2 (952219,~3.6 ME) for the management and quality assurance tasks. Very recently, she turned partner the spin-off Pixel Voltaic, Lda. (www.pixelvoltaic.com). P Dias has been participating actively in the submission of several research projects (4 national and 10 European) targeting energy decarbonization, e.g. using photoelectrochemical cells for solar hydrogen production, solar redox flow cells, CO2 electroreduction. Presently, she is a leading scientist for the tasks of photoelectrodes synthesis on 2 FCT projects (HOPEH2-POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030760 and SunFlow-POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030510) and Baterias2030 (POCI-01-0247-FEDER-046109). She was a researcher and managing assistant on national project SunStorage (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016387,~2ME; finished in December 2010) and performed scientific research for projects Bi-DSC (ERC,~2ME) developing disruptive PEC-PV tandem cells coupling laser-sealed DSCs (a technology patented and recently sold to GreatCell Solar for~5ME), H2Solar (funded by FCT,~175kE), NanoPEC (funded by FP7,~3.9ME) and PECDEMO (funded by FCHJU,~3.2ME). Within her research activities, P. Dias has been collaborating with several national/international institutions (EPFL, Technion, HZB, Aarhus, Coimbra and Lisbon Universities). She was invited researcher at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (SW), under the supervision of Prof. Graetzel, and at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering - Technion (IL). Her landmark results aimed at: 4 high-impact articles reporting world records on hematite (a thin film stable over 1000 h, its upscale production up to 100 and 200 cm2, and using IrO2/RuO2 catalysts demonstrated a photovoltage of 1.20 V); 2 high-impact articles on Cu2O, improving its stability and demonstrating the first photocathode-perovskite tandem device; and the first hematite-DSSC tandem photoelectrode for solar charging redox flow cells. Metrics overview: P Dias counts with 2 patents (PT106558; PPP117008), 1 book chapter, 14 scientific articles (9 top-tier, >5% of total publications), 500 citations, h-index of 9 (Scopus ID:7006086960), and > 30 participations in international conferences with 2 award poster prizes (ORCID:0000-0002-3837-0715); 10 articles are under submission/revision (2 articles as first author and 3 as the corresponding author). She was invited speaker and keynote at Ordem dos Engenheiros, Chemical Engineering Journeys, and several workshops, and was involved in the organization of the Energy Storage Solutions Workshop, SunStorage dissemination video (www.sunstorage.pt), 112CO2 website (www.112co2.eu); she is co-organizing SPTech International conference, being part of the scientific team (www.solar-power-tech.com).
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Paula Manuela Monteiro Pereira Costa Dias

Citation names

  • Dias, Paula

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
E810-2DC1-4332
ORCID iD
0000-0002-3837-0715
Google Scholar ID
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Jda7qVcAAAAJ&hl=en
Scopus Author Id
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3837-0715

Email addresses

  • pauladias@fe.up.pt (Professional)

Addresses

  • LEPABE - Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy - University of Porto - Engineering Faculty. Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n, 4200 - 465, Porto, Porto, Portugal (Professional)

Websites

  • https://lepabe.fe.up.pt/p_dias.html (Professional)
  • https://sigarra.up.pt/feup/en/func_geral.formview?p_codigo=488741 (Professional)
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/paula-dias-013b4737/ (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Engineering

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Portuguese Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Spanish; Castilian Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1)
French Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1)
Education
Degree Classification
2020/09/30
Concluded
Postdoctoral in Chemical and Biological Engineering (Pós-doutoramento)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2016
Concluded
Doctor Degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering (Doutoramento)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
"Innovative Photoelectrodes for Solar Water Splitting" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Approved (maximum qualification of UPORTO - FEUP)
2010/07
Concluded
Integrated Master in Chemical Engineering (Mestrado)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
"Development of a paint coating for the concrete protection using a tinting system" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
15/20
Affiliation

Teaching in Higher Education

Category
Host institution
Employer
2020/09/01 - Current Invited Assistant (University Teacher) Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2020/10/01 - Current FCT Contracted Researcher (Reference: CEECIND/02862/2018): "PECH2 - Photoelectrochemical water splitting cells: boosting the performance for sustainable solar hydrogen production" Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Portugal
Universidade do Porto Laboratorio de Engenharia de Processos Ambiente Biotecnologia e Energia, Portugal
2020/10/01 - Current Junior Researcher Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
Universidade do Porto Laboratorio de Engenharia de Processos Ambiente Biotecnologia e Energia, Portugal
2020/06/01 - Current Partner Pixel Voltaic, Portugal
2017/07/01 - 2020/06/30 FCT PostDoctoral Fellowship (reference: SFRH/BPD/120970/2016) - "Highly efficient and stable photoelectrodes: setting the path to viable solar hydrogen production" Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Portugal
2016/07/01 - 2020/06/30 Post Doctoral Researcher Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2017/04/01 - 2017/06/30 Invited PostDoctoral Researcher at Technion (IL) in the group of Professor Avner Rothschild Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
2016/07/04 - 2017/06/30 PostDoctoral Research Fellowship of LEPABE-DEQ-FEUP under ERC Advanced Grant Project BI-DSC (No. 321315) - "Building Integrated Dye Sensitized Solar Cells" Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2016/01/04 - 2016/07/03 Scientific Research Fellowship of LEPABE-DEQ-FEUP under ERC Advanced Grant Project BI-DSC (No. 321315) - "Building Integrated Dye Sensitized Solar Cells" Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2012/01/01 - 2015/12/31 PhD Student Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2012/01/01 - 2015/12/31 FCT PhD Fellowship (reference: SFRH/BD/81016/2011) - Innovative photoelectrodes for solar water splitting Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Portugal
2013/04/01 - 2013/08/16 Invited Researcher at EPFL (CH) in the group of Professor Michael Graetzel under the FCT PhD Fellowship (reference: SFRH/BD/81016/2011) École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne Institut des Sciences et Ingénierie Chimiques, Switzerland
2010/10/25 - 2011/12/30 Scientific Research Fellowship of LEPABE-DEQ-FEUP under FCT Project (PTDC/EQU-EQU/107990/2008): H2Solar - Photoelectrochemical cells for hydrogen production from solar energy. Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
Projects

Contract

Designation Funders
2020 - Current 112CO2 - Low temperature catalytic methane decomposition for COx-free hydrogen production (Workpackage leader from UPORTO team)
952219
Principal investigator
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal

Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Germany

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Paul Wurth SA, Luxembourg

Pixel Voltaic, Portugal

Quantis, Switzerland
European Comission Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (H2020)
2020 - Current BATERIAS 2030 - As baterias como elemento central para a sustentabilidade urbana
POCI-01-0247-FEDER-046109
Post-doc
Universidade do Porto Laboratorio de Engenharia de Processos Ambiente Biotecnologia e Energia, Portugal
Agência Nacional de Inovação SA
2018 - 2021/07/25 SunFlow - "Solar energy storage into redox flow batteries"
POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030510
Post-doc
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2018 - 2021/07/25 HOPEH2 - "Efficient, stable and scalable tandem PEC-PV device for solar hydrogen generation"
POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030760
Post-doc
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2018 - 2021/07/03 SolarPerovskite - "New technological advances for the highly efficient perovskite solar cells"
PTDC/EQU-EQU/28966/2017
Post-doc
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
2016 - 2020/09/30 SunStorage - "Harvesting and storage of solar energy"
POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016387
Post-doc
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal

Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT, Portugal

Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Química de Coimbra, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
2013 - 2018/08/31 BI-DSC - "Building Integrated - Dye Sensitized Solar Cells"
321315
Researcher
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
European Commission Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development Environment
2016 - 2017/06/30 BI-DSC - "Building Integrated - Dye Sensitized Solar Cells"
321315
Post-doc Fellow
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
European Commission Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development Energy
2014 - 2017/03/31 PECDEMO - Photoelectrochemical demonstrator device for solar hydrogen generation¿
621252
Researcher
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Germany

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Deutsches Zentrum Fuer Luft - Und Raumfahrt Ev, Germany

Evonik Industries AG, Germany

Solaronix SA, Switzerland
European Commission Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development
2012 - 2013/10/31 DyeCell - "Modeling, optimization and up-scaling of nanostructured materials for robust dye-sensitized solar cells"
PTDC/EQU-EQU/101397/2008
Researcher
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal

Universidade do Porto Laboratorio de Engenharia de Processos Ambiente Biotecnologia e Energia, Portugal

Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2011 - 2013/10/31 H2Solar - "Photoelectrochemical cells for hydrogen production from solar energy"
PTDC/EQU-EQU/107990/2008
Researcher
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal

Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2010 - 2011/12/31 NanoPEC - Nanostructured Photoelectrodes for Energy Conversion¿
227179
Researcher
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands

Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Uniwersytet Warszawski, Poland

Universitetet i Oslo, Norway

Empa Standort Sankt Gallen, Switzerland

Eni SpA Centro Ricerche per le Energie Rinnovabili e l'Ambiente, Italy
European Commission Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development
2010 - 2011/12/31 H2Solar - "Photoelectrochemical cells for hydrogen production from solar energy"
PTDC/EQU-EQU/107990/2008
Research Fellow
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal

Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Outputs

Publications

Book chapter
  1. Dias, Paula; Mendes, Adélio. "Hydrogen Production from Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting". In Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, 1-52. Springer New York, 2017.
    Published • 10.1007/978-1-4939-2493-6_957-1
Conference abstract
  1. Prof. Adélio Miguel Magalhães Mendes; Dias, Paula; Tânia Lopes; Anders Bentien. "Electrochemical fuels: a promising energy vector?". Paper presented in nanoGe Fall Meeting Online Conference, online, 2020.
    Published
  2. Telmo Lopes; Dias, Paula. "Solar Redox Flow Cells: the future of solar energy storage". Paper presented in Invited Talk at LEPABE Talks – online webinar, 2020.
    Published
  3. Mendes, Adelio; Dias, Paula. "Towards solarchemistry: direct conversion of sunlight into fuels". Paper presented in nanoGE Fall Meeting 19, Berlin, 2019.
  4. Dias, Paula; Mendes, Adélio. "PV and PEC devices for producing fuels from sunlight". Paper presented in Workshop on Solar Fuel Production Based on Nanostructured Photoelectrodes and Catalysts at INL, Braga, 2018.
  5. Dias, Paula; Azevedo, João; Mendes, Adélio. "Beating the performance of solar charging redox flow batteries based on a hematite photoelectrode". Paper presented in ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 2018.
  6. Khataee, Amirreza; Azevedo, João; Dias, Paula; E. Drazevic; Bentien, Anders; Mendes, Adélio. "Unbiased solar charging of an organic-inorganic redox flow battery with a tandem photoelectrode". Paper presented in ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 2018.
  7. Quitério, Paula; Apolinário, Arlete; Sousa, Célia; Azevedo, João; Dias, Paula; Mendes, Adélio; Araújo, João. "Synthesis and Characterization of High-Aspect-Ratio Hematite Nanostructures for Solar Water Splitting". Paper presented in ICHEFCT 2017: 19th International Conference on Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells Technology, Amsterdam, 2017.
  8. Dias, Paula; Apolinário, Arlete; Lopes, Tânia; Costa, Cláudia; Mendes, Adélio. "Multi-layered WO3 nano-square plates for efficient photoelectrochemical water splitting". Paper presented in 2016 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, 2016.
  9. Dias, Paula; Vilanova, António; Lopes, Tânia; Andrade, Luísa; Mendes, Adélio. "Hematite-based photoelectrode for efficient and stable solar water splitting". Paper presented in 2016 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, 2016.
  10. Dias, Paula; Mayer, Matthew; Azevedo, João; Andrade, Luísa; Mendes, Adélio; Graetzel, Michael; David, Tilley. "Preparation and optimization of transparent cuprous oxide photocathodes for allowing efficient solar water splitting". Paper presented in 12th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference, Porto, 2014.
  11. Dias, Paula; Mayer, Matthew; Azevedo, João; Andrade, Luísa; Mendes, Adélio; Graetzel, Michael; David, Tilley. "Highly efficient and stable transparent cuprous oxide photocathodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting cells". Paper presented in 20th International Conference on Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy, Berlin, 2014.
  12. Dias, Paula; Andrade, Luísa; Lopes, Tânia; Mendes, Adélio. "Innovative technological configurations of photoelectrochemical cells". Paper presented in E-MRS 2011 Spring Meeting, Nice, 2011.
    Accepted
Conference paper
  1. Lopes, T.; Dias, P.; Andrade, L.; Mendes, A.. "Innovative technological configurations of photoelectrochemical cells". Paper presented in E-MRS 2011 Spring Meeting, Nice, 2011.
    Accepted • 10.1016/j.egypro.2012.05.229
Conference poster
  1. Telmo Lopes; Dias, Paula; Ricardo Monteiro; Dzmitry Ivanou; Prof. Adélio Miguel Magalhães Mendes. "Facing the engineering challenges of upscalling: The SolarFlow25 cell (Best Poster Award)". Paper presented in nanoGe Fall Meeting Online Conference, 2020.
  2. Filipe Francisco; Dias, Paula; Prof. Adélio Miguel Magalhães Mendes. "Employing DoE on the Synthesis of Ta3N5 photoanodes by electrophoretic deposition". Paper presented in nanoGe Fall Meeting Online Conference, 2020.
  3. Dias, Paula; Azevedo, João; Lopes, Telmo; Mendes, Adélio. "Solar redox flow cells: a new frontier on solar energy storage (poster prize award)". Paper presented in nanoGE Fall Meeting 19 (NFM19), 2019.
  4. Quitério, Paula; Apolinário, Arlete; Balogun, B.; Luz, M.; Azevedo, João; Dias, Paula; Sousa, Célia; Mendes, Adélio; Araújo, João. "1D Hematite photoanodes for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production". Paper presented in DCE19 – 3rd Doctoral Congress in Engineering - FEUP, 2019.
  5. Quitério, Paula; Apolinário, Arlete; Sousa, Célia; Dias, Paula; Azevedo, João; Mendes, Adélio; Araújo, João. "1D Hematite photoanodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting". Paper presented in JEFFA19 - 4as Jornadas em Engenharia Física, Física Médica e Astronomia 2019, DFA-FCUP, 2019.
  6. Quitério, Paula; Apolinário, Paula; Sousa, Célia; Dias, Paula; Azevedo, João; Mendes, Adélio; Araújo, João. "Hematite photoanodes with high aspect-ratio for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production". Paper presented in ANEM2018, The University of Western Australia, 2018.
  7. Dias, Paula; Azevedo, João; Mendes, Adélio. "Efficient and stable solar charging redox flow battery using a hematite-ferrocyanide junction". Paper presented in Workshop on Solar Fuel Production Based on Nanostructured Photoelectrodes and Catalysts at INL, 2018.
  8. Francisco, Filipe; Dias, Paula; Dmitry, Ivanou; Santos, Fátima; Azevedo, João; Mendes, Adélio. "Synthesis of high surface area host-guest hematite photoelectrodes for photoelectrochemical cells". Paper presented in ChemPor 2018, 2018.
    10.3850/978-981-08-7614-2_impres061
  9. Quitério, Paula; Apolinário, Arlete; Balogun, B.; Luz, M.; Azevedo, João; Dias, Paula; Sousa, Célia; Mendes, Adélio; Araújo, João. "Hematite nanostructures for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production". Paper presented in JEFFA – Jornadas de Engenharia Física, Física e Astronomia, DFA – FCUP, 2018.
  10. Quitério, Paula; Apolinário, Arlete; Sousa, Célia; Dias, Paula; Dias, Paula; Azevedo, João; Mendes, Adélio; João, Araújo. "Hematite photoanodes with high aspect-ratio for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production". Paper presented in ANEM2018, The University of Western Australia, 2018.
  11. Azevedo, João; Dias, Paula; Mendes, Adélio. "Fully integrated device for solar energy storage and usage: solar redox flow battery". Paper presented in Hyceltec 2017 – VI Symposium on Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Advanced Batteries, 2017.
  12. Dias, Paula; Azevedo, João; Mendes, Adélio. "Going organic: stable and low low-cost solar energy storage in liquid fuels". Paper presented in Hyceltec 2017 – VI Symposium on Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Advanced Batteries, 2017.
  13. Serpa, Carlos; Pina, João; Dias, Paula; Azevedo, João. "Ultrafast charge carrier dynamics in hematite thin films". Paper presented in 2017 EMRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, 2017.
  14. Dias, Paula; Azevedo, João; Schreier, Marcel; Stefik, Morgan; Steier, Ludmila; Mayer, Matthew; Sousa, Célia; et al. "Cuprous oxide as a promising solar water splitting photocathode – Solving the stability technological problems". Paper presented in 12th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference – ChemPor, 2014.
  15. Dias, Paula; Carneiro, Catarina; Andrade, Luísa; Sousa, José; Machado, João; Mendes, Adélio. "Characterization of a water-based paint for corrosion protection". Paper presented in 11th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference – ChemPor, 2011.
  16. Dias, Paula; Lopes, Tânia; Andrade, Luísa; Mendes, Adélio. "Electrochemical study of charge-transport limitations in PEC cells for water splitting". Paper presented in 11th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference – ChemPor, 2011.
  17. Dias, Paula; Lopes, Tânia; Andrade, Luísa; Mendes, Adélio. "Electrochemical study of charge-transport limitations in the electrolyte of PEC cells". Paper presented in 10th National Meeting on Photochemistry, 2010.
Journal article
  1. Dias, Paula. "Sponge-like Fe2O3 nanocubes for solar H2O splitting exceeding 1000 h of stable performance". (2021):
    Submitted
  2. Dias, Paula. "Large-area photoelectrochemical water splitting: current status, demonstrated devices and key challenges for the upcoming years". (2021):
    Submitted
  3. Dias, Paula. "SolarFlow25 Cell: Facing the engineering challenges of upscalling". (2021):
    Submitted
  4. Dias, Paula. "Phenomenological understanding of hematite photoanodes performance". The Journal of Physical Chemistry, Part C: Energy, Materials, and Catalysis (2021):
    Under revision
  5. Dias, Paula. "SPEEK membrane properties revisited". (2021):
    Submitted
  6. Dias, Paula. "Hematite nanowires photoelectrodes for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production: the effect of Ti dopant and annealing temperature". (2021):
    Submitted
  7. Dias, Paula. "Determination of the thermodynamic and kinetic parameters for the oxidation of metallic tantalum". (2021):
    Submitted
  8. Dias, Paula. "Optimized synthesis of Ta3N5 photoelectrodes for application on solar redox flow cells". (2021):
    Submitted
  9. Dias, Paula. "Redox Flow Batteries: a new frontier on energy storage". Sustainable Energy & Fuels (2021):
    Accepted
  10. Dias, Paula. "Role of high-performing three-layered co-catalyst on hematite photoelectrodes for solar water splitting". (2021):
    Submitted
  11. Dias, Paula. "Energies MDPI - Topic Editor". (2021):
  12. Vilanova, António; Dias, Paula; Azevedo, João; Wullenkord, Michael; Spenke, Carsten; Lopes, Tânia; Mendes, Adélio. "Solar water splitting under natural concentrated sunlight using a 200 cm2 photoelectrochemical-photovoltaic device". Journal of Power Sources 454 (2020): 227890. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.227890.
    Published • 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.227890
  13. Landman, Avigail; Halabi, Rawan; Dias, Paula; Dotan, Hen; Mehlmann, Alex; Shter, Gennady E.; Halabi, Manar; et al. "Decoupled Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting System for Centralized Hydrogen Production". Joule 4 2 (2020): 448-471. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2019.12.006.
    Published • 10.1016/j.joule.2019.12.006
  14. Khataee, Amirreza; Azevedo, João; Dias, Paula; Ivanou, Dzmitry; Draževic, Emil; Bentien, Anders; Mendes, Adélio. "Integrated design of hematite and dye-sensitized solar cell for unbiased solar charging of an organic-inorganic redox flow battery". Nano Energy 62 (2019): 832-843. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.06.001.
    Published • 10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.06.001
  15. Filipe Francisco; Paula Dias; Dzmitry Ivanou; Fátima Santos; João Azevedo; Adélio Mendes. "Synthesis of Host-Guest Hematite Photoelectrodes for Solar Water Splitting". ChemNanoMat 5 7 (2019): 911-920. https://doi.org/10.1002/cnma.201900141.
    Accepted • 10.1002/cnma.201900141
  16. Gonçalves, André; Azevedo, João; Dias, Paula; Mendes, Adélio. "Chemical fuels: the future of energy through the conversion and storage of solar energy". Química, Boletim da Sociedade Portuguesa de Química 42 151 (2018): 246-254.
    Published
  17. Dias, Paula; Andrade, Luísa; Mendes, Adélio. "Hematite-based photoelectrode for solar water splitting with very high photovoltage". Nano Energy 38 (2017): 218-231. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2017.05.051.
    10.1016/j.nanoen.2017.05.051
  18. Dias, P.; Lopes, T.; Meda, L.; Andrade, L.; Mendes, A.. "Photoelectrochemical water splitting using WO3 photoanodes: The substrate and temperature roles". Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18 7 (2016): 5232-5243. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84958164714&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1039/c5cp06851g
  19. Dias, P.; Vilanova, A.; Lopes, T.; Andrade, L.; Mendes, A.. "Extremely stable bare hematite photoanode for solar water splitting". Nano Energy 23 (2016): 70-79. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84961259083&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.03.008
  20. Paula Dias; Marcel Schreier; S. David Tilley; Jingshan Luo; João Azevedo; Luísa Andrade; Dongqin Bi; et al. "Transparent Cuprous Oxide Photocathode Enabling a Stacked Tandem Cell for Unbiased Water Splitting". Adv. Energy Mater. 5 24 (2015): 1501537-1501537. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201501537.
    10.1002/aenm.201501537
  21. Dias, P.; Lopes, T.; Andrade, L.; Mendes, A.. "Temperature effect on water splitting using a Si-doped hematite photoanode". Journal of Power Sources 272 (2014): 567-580. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84907215455&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.08.108
  22. Azevedo, J.; Steier, L.; Dias, P.; Stefik, M.; Sousa, C.T.; Araújo, J.P.; Mendes, A.; Graetzel, M.; Tilley, S.D.. "On the stability enhancement of cuprous oxide water splitting photocathodes by low temperature steam annealing". Energy and Environmental Science 7 12 (2014): 4044-4052. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84910116157&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1039/c4ee02160f
  23. Lopes, T.; Dias, P.; Andrade, L.; Mendes, A.. "An innovative photoelectrochemical lab device for solar water splitting". Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 128 (2014): 399-410. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84903575759&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.solmat.2014.05.051
  24. Dias, P.; Carneiro, C.; Andrade, L.; Sousa, J.; Machado, J.; Mendes, A.. "Characterization of a water-based paint for corrosion protection". Journal of Coatings Technology Research 9 3 (2012): 365-374. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84861096256&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s11998-011-9388-0
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Dias, Paula. "Innovative Photoelectrodes for Solar Water Splitting". PhD, Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, 2016.
  2. Dias, Paula. "Development of a paint coating for the concrete protection using a tinting system". Master, Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, 2010.

Intellectual property

Patent
  1. Dias, Paula. 2021. "Semiconductors to increase the selectivity of eletrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide". Portugal.
    Granted/Issued
  2. Dias, Paula. 2012. "Células fotoeletroquímicas, sua construção e aplicações". Portugal.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2020/10/21 Electrochemical fuels: a promising energy vector? nanoGe Fall Meeting Online
online
2019/12/17 Materiais nanoestruturados para a captura, conversão e armazenamento de energia solar Ciclo de Conferências sobre Materiais para a Sustentabilidade - "Nanotecnologia, nanomateriais e sustentabilidade”
Ordem dos Engenheiros (Lisbon, Portugal)
2019/06/28 X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS) Studies of Hematite Nanowires for PEC Cells 8th Meeting of Portuguese Synchrotron Radiation Users - ENURS 2019
IFIMUP, FCUP (Porto, Portugal)
2019/05/10 SEM applications and practical uses for solar charging redox flow cells Scanning Electron Microscopy Workshop for students and companies
University of Porto – FEUP (Porto, Portugal)
2019/05/09 Hematite nanowires for PEC hydrogen production: the effect of Ti dopant and temperature CMPNC 2019 - Condensed Matter Physics National Conference 2019
FCUP (Porto, Portugal)
2019/02/21 Futuro da energia: Transformação da radiação solar em combustíveis e eletricidade Jornadas da Engenharia Química
IST (Lisbon, Portugal)
2018/11/30 SEM applications and practical uses for photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells Scanning Electron Microscopy Workshop for students and companies
University of Porto – FEUP (Porto, Portugal)
2018/10/04 Beating the performance of solar charging redox flow batteries based on a hematite photoelectrode ChemPor 2018
(Aveiro, Portugal)
2018/10/03 Unbiased solar charging of an organic-inorganic redox flow battery with a tandem photoelectrode ChemPor 2018
(Aveiro, Portugal)
2018/06/29 SEM applications and practical uses for photoelectrochemical water splitting Scanning Electron Microscopy Workshop for students and companies
University of Porto – FEUP (Porto, Portugal)
2018/02/02 Photoelectrochemical solar fuel production: from semiconducting materials to advanced devices Workshop Towards Solar Energy Storag
University of Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal)
2018/02/02 Solar Redox flow batteries: harvesting and converting solar energy Workshop Towards Solar Energy Storage
University of Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal)
2017/12/04 Synthesis and Characterization of High-Aspect-Ratio Hematite Nanostructures for Solar Water Splitting ICHEFCT 2017: 19th International Conference on Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells Technology
(Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2021/01 - Current Scientific Researcher from SunFlow Project - aiming at the development, study and optimization of tantalum nitride photoelectrodes for solar charging of redox flow batteries
Co-supervisor
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2020/04/01 - Current ShinePEC - Development and Upscaling of Solar Redox Flow Cells (FCT fellow reference: SFRH/BD/146338/2019)
Co-supervisor
Doctoral Programme in Chemical and Biological Engineering (PhD)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2020/02/01 - Current High energy efficient and stable solar redox flow battery (Master Dissertation)
Supervisor
Master Integrated in Chemical Engineering (Master)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2020/01/01 - Current SolarFuels - Unbiased photoelectrochemical water splitting cells: efficiency and scalability (FCT fellow reference: SFRH/BD/147426/2019)
Co-supervisor
Doctoral Programme in Chemical and Biological Engineering (PhD)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2020/01/01 - Current Scientific Researcher from WinPSC Project aiming at new advancements for their generation of tandem perovskite solar cells
Co-supervisor
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2018/10/01 - Current ApolloCell - Development of a Highly Efficient Tantalum-based Solar Redox Flow Cell (Chemical and Biological Engineering Doctoral Programme)
Co-supervisor
Doctoral Programme in Chemical and Biological Engineering (PhD)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2018/10/01 - Current Scientific Researcher from HopeH2 Project - phenomenological model and simulation of photoelectrochemical water splitting cells
Co-supervisor
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2017/12/01 - Current Scientific Researcher from SunStorage Project - aiming at the preparation of an experimental setup for nitrification and hydrogenation of photoelectrodes
Co-supervisor
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2017/12/01 - Current MIT scholarship aiming at the optimization of non-aqueous redox flow cells - nGuidance
Co-supervisor
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2017/04/01 - Current Photoelectrochemical devices for solar hydrogen production (FCT fellow reference: SFRH/BD/121039/2016) - nGuidance
Co-supervisor
Doctoral Programme in Chemical and Biological Engineering (PhD)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2016/09/01 - Current Photoelectrochemical Cells for Hydrogen Production from Solar Energy (FCT fellow reference: SFRH/BD/110698/2015) - nGuidance
Co-supervisor
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
2019/11/04 - 2020/12/31 Scientific Researcher from SunStorage Project - aiming at the development, study and optimization of photoelectrochemical cells for solar charging of redox flow batteries
Co-supervisor
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2018/10/01 - 2020/03/31 Scientific Researcher from SunFlow Project, aiming at the preparation of tantalum nitride photoelectrodes
Co-supervisor
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2018/12/01 - 2019/12/01 Scientific Researcher from SunStorage Project - aiming at upscaling the deposition of hematite photoelectrodes for solar redox flow cells
Co-supervisor
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2018/04/01 - 2018/08/31 Visitor PhD researcher aiming at the optimization of solar redox flow batteries using hematite photoelectrodes
Co-supervisor
Aarhus University - Department of Engineering, Denmark
2018/02/01 - 2018/07/20 Synthesis of three-dimensional hematite photoelectrodes for photoelectrochemical cells (Master Dissertation)
Co-supervisor
Mater Integrated in Environmental Engineering (Master)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2014/02/01 - 2014/07/15 Preparation and Optimization of Hematite Photoanodes for Hydrogen Production from Photoelectrochemical Cells (Master dissertation) - nGuidance
Co-supervisor
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2021/07 - Current Solar Power Tech - International Conference on Solar Power Technology that is being organized by UPORTO-FEUP-LEPABE and will happen on 5-9 July 2021. This will be a virtual and free conference, with simple access and wider reach. We have some fun and interesting surprises for you and a vast variety of experts as keynotes speakers, which will be the perfect forum to share the recent trends and advances in Solar Power Technology, both in academia and industrial environment. P. Dias is coorganizer and scientific member (https://solar-power-tech.com/). (2021/07)
Conference (Member of the Scientific Committee)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2019/03/15 - Current Workshop - Energy Storage Solutions¿ aiming at different solar energy harvesting and storage solutions, from an academic to an industrial point of view. (2019/09/12 - 2019/09/12)
Workshop (Co-organisor)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2020/09/01 - Current Energias Renováveis Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia Química (Mestrado) Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal

Interview (tv / radio show)

Program Topic
2019/11 - Current Dissemination video of SunStorage Project (http://sunstorage.pt/) Energy capture, conversion ans storage in sustainable fuels: solar redox flow cells
Distinctions

Award

2020 Chemical Poster Prize with communication entitled "Facing the engineering challenges of upscalling: The SolarFlow25 cell"
nanoGE: Solar Fuels Synthesis Symposium at Fall Meeting 2019, Germany
2019 CEEC Individual 2018 FCT (CEECIND/02862/2018) with project entitled "PECH2 - Photoelectrochemical water splitting cells: boosting the performance for sustainable solar hydrogen production"
Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Portugal
2019 Chemical Science Poster Prize with communication entitled "Solar redox flow cells: a new frontier on solar energy storage"
nanoGE: Solar Fuels Synthesis Symposium at Fall Meeting 2019, Germany
2017 Postdoctoral FCT Grant (SRFH/BPD/120970/2016) with thesis entitled "Highly efficient and stable photoelectrodes: setting the path to viable solar hydrogen production"
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2017 Fundação Eng. António de Almeida 2017 Award - Best engineering doctorate dissertation of UPORTO in 2016
Fundação Engenheiro António de Almeida, Portugal
2011 PhD FCT Grant (SFRH/BD/81016/2011) with thesis entitled "Innovative no-biased photoelectrochemical cell for water splitting"
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2010 Eng. António Serrenho Award - Best master dissertation in chemical engineering in business environment - CIN, S. A.