Ana Cristina Ornelas Teixeira

Junior Researcher
Materials for Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies


Cristina received her PhD degree in Chemical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP). She developed her MSc thesis and 1st year of her PhD at the research unit LEPABE (at FEUP), and the following years of PhD were conducted at the Polish company SAULE Technologies. This company develops perovskite solar devices and is pioneering the market deployment of this technology. Her research focuses on the development of industrially relevant perovskite solar cells (PSC) and modules, aiming to contribute to its transition from Lab-To-Fab. It includes carbon-based electrodes; highly efficient and stable PSCs for indoor, earth, and space applications; and scale-up of low-cost PSC structures using large-scale and solution-based coating techniques. She co-invented 1 patent, created 3 trade secrets, published 5 articles as 1st author, and participated in 12 international congresses.



Main scientific interests: Perovskite solar cells and modules, carbon electrodes, large-scale solution processes, accelerated aging tests, computational simulation (for solar generation and storage).


Teixeira C, Spinelli P, Castriotta LA, Müller D, Öz S, Andrade L, et al. Charge Extraction in Flexible Perovskite Solar Cell Architectures for Indoor Applications – with up to 31% Efficiency. Advanced Functional Materials. 2022;32(40):2206761.


Teixeira C, Fuentes-Pineda R, Andrade L, Mendes A, Forgács D. Fabrication of low-cost andflexible perovskite solar cells by slot-die coating for indoor applications. Materials Advances. 2023;4(17):3863-73.


Teixeira CO, Andrade L, Mendes A. Easy processing carbon paper electrode for highly efficient perovskite solar cells. Journal of Power Sources. 2020;479:229071.


Müller D, Jiang E, Rivas-Lazaro P, Baretzky C, Loukeris G, Bogati S, et al. Indoor Photovoltaics for the Internet-of-Things – A Comparison of State-of-the-Art Devices from Different Photovoltaic Technologies. ACS Applied Energy Materials. 2023;6(20):10404-14.


Teixeira CO, Andrade L, Mendes A. Novel carbon-based material for perovskite solar cells backcontact. International Journal of Energy Research. 2019;43(13):7541-6