20 years of Science and Innovation

Tânia Lopes

Junior Researcher

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

Major research topics

  • Energy collection, conversion and storage
  • Renewable Fuels – Hydrogen
  • (Photo)electrochemistry
  • Photoelectrochemical cells design
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy


Selected Publications

A. Vilanova, P. Dias, J. Azevedo, M. Wullenkord, C. Spenke, T. Lopes, and A. Mendes; Solar water splitting under natural concentrated sunlight using a 200 cm2 photoelectrochemical-photovoltaic device; Journal of Power Sources, 454: p. 227890, 2020.

I. Y. Ahmet, Y. Ma, J.-W. Jang, T. Henschel, B. Stannowski, T. Lopes, A. Vilanova, A. Mendes, F. F. Abdi and R. van de Krol; Demonstration of a 50 cm2 BiVO4 Tandem Photoelectrochemical-Photovoltaic Water Splitting Device; Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 3(9): p. 2366-2379, 2019.

A. Vilanova, T. Lopes, C. Spenke, M. Wullenkord, and A. Mendes; Optimized photoelectrochemical tandem cell for solar water splitting; Energy Storage Materials, 3: p. 175-188, 2018.

P. Dias, A. Vilanova, T. Lopes, L. Andrade, and A. Mendes; Extremely stable bare hematite photoanode for solar water splitting; Nano Energy, 23: p. 70-79, 2016.

T. Lopes, L. Andrade, F. L. Formal, M. Gratzel, K. Sivula, and A. Mendes; Hematite Photoelectrodes for Water Splitting: Evaluation of the Film Thickness Role by Impedance Spectroscopy; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16: p. 16515-16523, 2014.


Selected Projects

“Batteries 2030: Batteries as a central element for urban sustainability”, ref. POCI-01-0247-FEDER-046109, funded by Agência Nacional de Inovação (ANI) – Starting date: July 2020. Duration: 36 months. Role: Researcher.

“HOPEH2 - Efficient, stable and scalable tandem PEC-PV device for solar hydrogen generation”, ref. POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030760, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) – Starting date: July 2018. Duration: 36 months. Role: Project Leader.

“PECDEMO - Photoelectrochemical demonstrator device for solar hydrogen generation”, GA ID 621252, funded by European Commission - Starting date: May 2014. Role: Researcher.



Email: tlopesfe.up.pt


Laboratory: UPTEC

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