Adélio Mendes

Adélio Mendes

University of Porto
PT

Bio

Professor Adélio Mendes (born 1964) received his PhD degree from the University of Porto in 1993. Currently he is full professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, where he coordinates a large research team with interests mainly focused on electrolysis, fuel cells, photovoltaic cells (dye sensitized solar cells – DSSC and perovskite solar cells – PSC), photoelectrochemical cells, electroreduction of CO2, redox flow batteries, chemical membrane reactors, membrane and adsorption-based separation processes and carbon molecular sieve membranes. Professor Mendes authored or co-authored more than 400 articles in peer-reviewed international journals, filed 25 families of patents and is the author of a textbook. He was the recipient of an Advanced Research Grant from the ERC on the project 'building integrated dye-sensitized solar cells' for ca. 2 MEuros and leads or has led several EU projects, namely two from Future and Emerging Technologies program (FET). Prof. Mendes’ awards include Air Products Faculty Excellence 2011 Award (USA), Solvay & Hovione Innovation Challenge 2011 and the Coimbra University Prize of 2016.