25 years of Science and Innovation

Luísa Andrade

Senior Researcher

Academic position: Assistant Professor (FEUP)

Background: PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering – Faculty of Engineering of Porto, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Perovskite solar cells
  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Photoelectrochemistry
  • Characterization of photoelectrochemical devices
  • Phenomenological modeling of photoelectrochemical devices
  • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy

Selected Publications

A. Lopes, A. Araújo, A. Mendes, L. Andrade, “A dye-sensitized solar cell model implementable in electrical circuit simulators”, Solar Energy 122 (2015) 169–180.

J. Maçaira, L. Andrade, A. Mendes, “Modeling, Simulation and Design of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells”, RSC Advances 4 (2014) 2830-2844.

F. Ribeiro, J. Maçaira, R. Cruz, J. Gabriel, L. Andrade, A. Mendes, “Laser assisted glass frit sealing of dye-sensitized solar cells”, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 96 (2012) 43-49.

L. Andrade, J. Sousa, H. A. Ribeiro, A. Mendes, “Phenomenological Modeling of Dye-sensitized Solar Cells under Transient Conditions”, Solar Energy 85 (2011) 781-793.

L. Andrade, S. M. Zakeeruddin, Md K. Nazeeruddin, H. A. Ribeiro, A. Mendes, M. Graetzel, “Influence of Sodium Cations of N3 Dye on the Photovoltaic Performance and Stability of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells”, ChemPhysChem 10 (2009) 1117 – 1124.

Selected Projects

“SolarConcept – New approaches for improving DSC efficiency and its understanding” (PTDC/EQU-EQU/120064/2010) funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Beginning: May 2012. Duration: 36 months. Role: Principal Investigator.

“Development and characterization of titania and graphene composite photocatalysts” (Agreement FCT/CAPES Brazil) funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Beginning: March 2013. Duration: 24 months. Role: Principal Investigator.

“WinDSC – Desenvolvimento e aumento de escala de módulos DSC baseados nas tecnologias inovadoras de ETCO e selagem com vidro” promoted by Efacec and funded by Agência de Inovação (QREN project co-promoted with industrial partners). Beginning: October 2011. Duration: 36 months. Role: Member of the research team.

“BI-DSC - Building Integrated Dye Sensitized Solar Cells” (Grant agreement no: 321315) funded by European Research Council. Beginning: March 2013. Duration: 60 months. Role: Member of the research team.

“GOTSolar - New technological advances for the third generation of Solar cells” (Grant Agreement no: 687008) funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Beginning: January 2016. Duration: 36 months. Role: Work Package Leader.


Email: landradefe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 041 3643

Room: E309

Laboratory: E202

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