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.

He detained a scholarship from the project CapTherPV and was 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. 

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 “Development of a Template-Free Microwave-Assisted Metal Sulfide Nanoparticles Synthesis Method and Film Deposition with Formulated Inks”.

Main publications

[1] D. Magalhães Sousa, W. Chiappim, J. P. Leitão, J. C. Lima, and I. Ferreira, “Microwave Synthesis of Silver Sulfide and Silver Nanoparticles: Light and Time Influence,” ACS Omega, May 2020, doi: 10.1021/acsomega.0c00656.

[2] D. M. Sousa, L. C. Alves, A. Marques, G. Gaspar, J. C. Lima, and I. Ferreira, “Facile Microwave-assisted Synthesis Manganese Doped Zinc Sulfide Nanoparticles,” Sci. Rep., vol. 8, no. 1, p. 15992, Dec. 2018, doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-34268-z.

[3] D. M. Sousa, J. Carlos Lima, and I. Ferreira, “Image Recording and Processing Chemical Synthesis: Method Description and Demonstration,” Chemistry–Methods, p. cmtd.202000043, Nov. 2020, doi: 10.1002/cmtd.202000043.

[4] D. M. Sousa, J. C. Lima, and I. Ferreira, “Synthesis of Cadmium Selenide Quantum Dots, Using 2,2-Bipyridine as a Capping and Phase Transfer Agent,” ChemistrySelect, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 1271–1274, Jan. 2017, doi: 10.1002/slct.201601804.