David Magalhães Sousa

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
PhD student inserted in the CapTherPV project
Gab 207 - Edif. II 10624
Lab. 209 - Edi. II 10628


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 Manuel João Dias Mendes and co-supervision of João Carlos dos Santos Silva e Pereira de Lima.

Currently, David is working on his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, under supervision of Isabel Maria das Mercês Ferreira and co-supervision of 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.


Main publications

[1] Sousa, D. M., Lima, J. C., & Ferreira, I. (2017). Synthesis of Cadmium Selenide Quantum Dots, Using 2,2-Bipyridine as a Capping and Phase Transfer Agent. ChemistrySelect, 2(3), 1271–1274. https://doi.org/10.1002/slct.201601804