David Sousa

PhD Student

CENIMAT/I3N, Departamento de Ciência dos Materiais, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT/UNL), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus da Caparica, Portugal

MSc. in Materials Engineering (FCT/UNL, 2015); BSc. in Applied Chemistry (FCT/UNL, 2013)

David M. Sousa received a Master Degree in Materials Engineering in 2015, at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, with the thesis entitled Solution Processed Quantum Dot Photodetectors, under supervision of Dr. Manuel Mendes and co-supervision of Professor João Carlos Lima.

Currently, David is working on his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, under supervision of Professor Isabel Ferreira and co-supervision of Professor João Carlos Lima, with a thesis entitled “Synthesis of Nanoparticles for Photon Upconversion and Integration in Solar Cells”. He detains a scholarship from the project CapTherPV and is responsible for the development of nanomaterials with linear and nonlinear optical properties, such as up-conversion and down-conversion, and construction of photovoltaic devices with the synthesized materials.

Main scientific interests: Synthesis of nanoparticles, Solar cells, Nonlinear optics.