25 years of Science and Innovation

Paula Dias

Junior Researcher

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

Major research topics

  • Electrochemical  Fuels
  • Photoelectrochemical cells for solar energy harvesting and storage
  • (Photo)electrochemistry
  • Semiconductors/Electrocatalysts fabrication and optimization
  • Photoelectrochemical cells design


Selected Publications

A. Landman, R. Halabi, P. Dias, H. Dotan, A. Mehlmann, G. E. Shter, M. Halabi, A. Mendes, G. S. Grader, A. Rothschild, “Decoupled Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting System for Centralized Hydrogen Production”, Joule, 4, 448-471, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2019.12.006 (2020)

A. Khataee, J. Azevedo, P. Dias, E. Dražević, A. Bentien, A. Mendes, “Integrated design of hematite and dye-sensitized solar cell for unbiased solar charging of an organic-inorganic redox flow battery”, Nano Energy, 62, 832-843, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.06.001 (2019)

P. Dias, L. Andrade, A. Mendes, "Hematite-based photoelectrode for solar water splitting with very high photovoltage", Nano Energy, 38, 218-231, doi: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2017.05.051 (2017)

P. Dias, A. Vilanova, T. Lopes, L. Andrade and A. Mendes, "Extremely stable bare hematite photoanode for solar water splitting", Nano Energy, 23, 70-79, doi: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.03.008 (2016)

P. Dias, M. Schreier, S. D. Tilley, J. Luo, J. Azevedo, L. Andrade, D. Bi, A. Hagfeldt, A. Mendes, M. Graetzel and M. T. Mayer, "Transparent cuprous oxide photocathode enabling a stacked tandem cell for unbiased water splitting", Advanced Energy Materials, 5(24), 1614-6840, doi: 10.1002/aenm.201501537 (2015)


Selected Projects

112CO2 - Low temperature catalytic methane  decomposition for COx-free hydrogen production, funded by EC (GA No. 952219)– Start: September 2020, Duration: 42 months, Role: Team member and Workpackage leader.

HOPEH2 - Efficient, stable and scalable tandem PEC-PV device for solar hydrogen generation, funded by FCT (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030760) – Start: July 2018, Duration: 36 months, Role: Team member.

SunFlow - Solar energy storage into redox flow batteries, funded by FCT (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030510) – Start: July 2018, Duration: 36 months, Role: Team member.

SunStorage - Harvesting and storage of solar energy, funded by FCT (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016387) – Start: October 2016, Duration: 48 months, Role: Team member.

PECDemo - Photoelectrochemical demonstrator device for solar hydrogen generation, funded by EC (GA No. 621252) – Start: April 2014, Duration: 36 months, Role: Team member.


Email: pauladiasfe.up.pt


Laboratory: UPTEC

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