Pedro Salomé

Group Leader 
Nanofabrication for Optoelectronic Applications

Pedro Salomé 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 worked with growth and characterization of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 and Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 thin films for solar cells and he performed short research stays at the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Germany, and at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. From February 2011 to February 2013, already holding a PhD, he was the project manager of an industrial collaboration between the Ångström Solar Center, at Uppsala University, Sweden, and Corning Inc., USA. The project dealt with the development of novel glass substrates with the intrinsic ability to dope Cu(In,Ga)Se2. In 2013 he was awarded with an Individual Intra European (IEF) Marie Curie (150 k€) and moved to the International Iberian nanotechnology laboratory (INL) to work on chalcopyrite-based nanostructures for solar cells. In 2015 he was hired as a staff researcher by INL to be part of the Laboratory of Nanostructured Solar cells 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. The same year he co-wrote the H2020 funded project ARCIGS-M (~3M€) coordinated by Uppsala University. To match his individual grant, in January 2017, INL promoted him to the leader of the group Nanofabrication for Optoelectronic applications. In 2017 Pedro was the PI and the co-PI of two funded FCT projects, NovaCell (~250 k€) and InoVSolarcells (~250 k€), respectively. Since 2017, 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 60 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, according to Scopus he has over 3050 citations and an h-index of 29 and according to google scholar h-factor 31 and over 3650 citations. He has given 13 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 solar energy 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