Pedro Salomé

Research Group Leader

Nanofabrication, Optoelectronics and Energy Applications

Pedro Salomé is the group leader of the Nanofabrication for Optoelectronic Applications group (NOA), a group of ~20 people working towards the incorporation and upscaling of nanotechnology concepts in energy and optoelectronics. Moreover, he is a guest Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics at the University of Aveiro, the scientific leader at the Battery Cluster Portugal association, the research director from the board of the Vasco da Gama Colab, the co-coordinator of the Energy Cluster at INL, and director of the Energy technical division of the Portuguese Materials Society.

Pedro has a vast track record in materials, optoelectronics, nanofabrication and energy, submitted 3 EPO patents and over 100 publications in peer-reviewed international journals. According to Scopus, he has over 4500 citations with a h-factor of 36. Pedro has led several industry-oriented research and development projects, with the larger one being the 200 M€ “New generation storage”, where a consortium of more than 50 companies is creating a value chain in the battery sector. At INL, he is also involved in direct-industry contracts involving consulting in the energy area and in developing nano/microfabrication solutions.

Pedro received his Diploma in Physics Engineering and Doctoral degree in 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 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 group leader. Pedro has given several invited orals and has made over 100 contributions to conferences. He often supervises interns, masters and PhD students. Moreover, Pedro is very active in the development of renewable energy and nanotechnology. He often contributes to 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.

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