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Professor Adélio Mendes
Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal
Professor Adélio Mendes (born 1964) received his PhD degree from the University of Porto in 1993, and is currently Full Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering - University of Porto. Coordinates a large research team with research interests mainly in dye sensitized solar cells and perovskite solar cells, photoelectrochemical cells including water splitting and solar redox flow batteries, photocatalysis, redox flow batteries, electrochemical membrane reactors (PEMFC, H-SOFC, chemical synthesis), methanol steam reforming, membrane and adsorbent-based gas separations and carbon molecular sieve membranes synthesis and characterization.
Professor Mendes authored/co-authored ca. 330 articles in peer-review international journals, possesses nearly 5970 citations and h-index 38. He filled 23 families of patents and is the author of a textbook. He received an Advanced Research Grant from the ERC on dye-sensitized solar cells for building integrated of ca. 2 M€ and since 2013 he is partner in 2 more EU projects leading one of them. He received the Air Products Faculty Excellence 2011 Award (USA) for developments in gas separation, Solvay & Hovione Innovation Challenge 2011 prize, the Prize of Coimbra University of 2016, and the prize of Technology Innovation - 2017 by the University of Porto. Presently, he is the Coordinator of CEner-FEUP, the Competence Center for Energy of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Porto.