25 years of Science and Innovation

Fátima Santos

Junior Researcher

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

Major research topics

  • Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
  • Photoelectrochemistry


Selected Publications

Santos, F., Ivanou, D., Mendes, A. “The renaissance of monolithic dye-sensitized solar cells”, Mater. Today Commun., (2022), 32, 104030.


Santos, F., Martins, J., Capitão, J., Emami, S., Ivanou, D., Mendes, A. “Stable cobalt-mediated monolithic dye-sensitized solar cells by full glass encapsulation”, ACS Appl. Energy Mater., (2022), 5, 7220-7229.


Santos, F., Hora, C., Ivanou, D., Mendes, A. “Efficient liquid-junction monolithic cobalt-mediated dye-sensitized solar cells for solar and artificial light conversion”, ACS Appl. Energy Mater., (2021), 4, 5, 5050-5058.


Hora, C., Santos, F., Sales, M., Ivanou, D., Mendes, A. “Dye-sensitized solar cells for efficient solar and artificial light conversion”, ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., (2019), 7, 15, 13464-13470.


Santos, F., Hora, C., Bernardo, G., Ivanou, D., Mendes, A. “Efficient monolithic dye-sensitized solar cells with eco-friendly sílica-titania spacer layers”, Sol. Energy, (2019), 183, 419-424.


Selected Projects

“2SMART – engineered Smart materials for Smart citizens”, co‐funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through the North Portugal Regional Operational Programme (NORTE2020), within the scope of Portugal 2020 Partnership Agreement. Role: Doctorate Initial Level (November 2022 – to date)

“112CO2 - Low temperature catalytic methane decomposition for COx-free hydrogen production”, funded by EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Future and Emerging Technologies. Role: Research Fellow (January 2022 – October 2022)

“BI-DSC - Building-Integrated Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells”, funded by FP7-IDEAS-ERC. Role: Research Fellow (January 2017 – September 2017)





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