António Miguel Teixeira Vicente

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
PhD Student
Câmara Limpa CEMOP 13768


Vicente received his B.Sc. (2006) and M.Sc. (2008) degrees in Biomedical Engineering from UNL-FCT. During those years he developed interests in such different areas like, Chemistry, Biology, Optoelectronic, Nuclear Medicine, Biomaterials and Technology Innovation; reasons that lead him to follow other areas of knowledge, such as renewable energies and nanomaterials with the motivation to build bridges between various areas of expertise to find novel approaches to critical problem solving. He is currently working on his Ph.D. focused on the development of nanomorphous silicon solar cells on unusual substrates, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Martins and Prof. Dr. Hugo Águas. His research interests are related to the production of silicon solar cells by PECVD, innovation through design and application of renewable energy technologies to Healthcare Systems.

Main publications

- Photoabsorption measurements and theoretical calculations of the electronic state spectroscopy of propionic, butyric, and valeric acids. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2009).
- Silicon thin film solar cells on commercial tiles. Energy & Environmental Science (2011).
- Hydrogen plasma treatment of very thin p-type nanocrystalline Si films grown by RF-PECVD in presence of B(CH3)3. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (2012).
- Role of a disperse carbon interlayer on the performances of tandem a-Si solar cells. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (2013).