António Vilanova

Research Fellow
Nanofabrication for Optoelectronic Applications

António Vilanova is a Research Fellow working on the Nanofabrication Optoelectronic Application’s Group at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) in Braga, Portugal.

António obtained an MSc degree in environmental engineering, in 2014, from the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto (FEUP), being awarded a Scholarship by Exceptional Academic Merit. In 2016, António was awarded a competitive individual FCT fellowship to carry on his PhD studies in chemical and biological engineering at FEUP. He obtained his PhD degree in February 2021. During his PhD work, he performed short research stays at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in Cologne, Germany, and he communicated his work at 5 international conferences. Between 2014 and 2017, António was responsible for FEUP’s activities within the EU Project PECDEMO.

He is currently working within the project “Baterias 2030”, aiming at developing scientific and technological solutions for local and decentralized electrical production, based on renewable sources, namely perovskite solar cells (PSCs), coupled with high performing battery systems. António is the author of several high impact journals like NanoEnergy (IF 16.602) and Energy Storage Materials (IF 16.280). His research activities focus on solar energy conversion, storage technologies and LCA studies. Areas of special interest and expertise include the fabrication, characterization and upscaling of PSCs and nanomaterials for solar hydrogen production, design and optimization of photoelectrochemical devices, and computational fluid dynamics simulations.

Selected Publications