Pedro Salomé

Group Leader 
Nanofabrication for Optoelectronic Applications

Pedro Salomé is the group leader of the Nanofabrication for Optoelectronic Applications group (NOA) and received his Diploma in Physics Engineering and Doctoral degree in the field of Applied Physics from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, in 2006 and 2011, respectively. During his PhD studies, he performed short research stays at the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Germany, and at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Between 2011 and 2013 he was the project manager of an industrial collaboration between the Ångström Solar Center, at Uppsala University, Sweden, and Corning Inc., USA. In 2013 he was awarded with a Marie Curie Individual Intra European Fellowship (IEF) and moved to the International Iberian nanotechnology laboratory (INL).

In 2015 he was hired as a staff researcher by INL and in 2016 he was awarded by the Portuguese Foundation for science and technology (FCT) with an FCT Investigator starting grant to fund his independent group. in January 2017, INL promoted him to a group leader. Pedro also holds a guest Assistant Professorship position at the Department of Physics at the University of Aveiro.

To this date, Doctor Salomé has published over 80 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and according to Scopus, he has over 3700 citations with a h-factor of 32. He has given 16 invited talks at institutes/workshops/conferences. Pedro has submitted 3 patents to the European patent office and he is very active in the development of renewable energy and nanotechnology and often contributes with talks at universities, schools and companies, doing science promotion, trying to connect the industry with the research community, and engaging with the general public about renewable energy.

Selected Publications

  • Curado, M.A., Teixeira, J.P., Monteiro, M., Ribeiro, E.F.M., Vilão, R.C., Alberto, H.V., Cunha, J.M.V., Lopes, T.S., Oliveira, K., Donzel-Gargand, O., Hultqvist, A., Calderon, S., Barreiros, M.A., Chiappim, Leitão, J.P., Silva, A.G., Prokscha, T., Vinhais, C., Fernandes, P.A., Salomé, P.M.P.
    Front passivation of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells using Al2O3: Culprits and benefits
    Applied Materials Today Volume 21, December 2020, Article number 100867