Miguel Centeno Brito
PhD in Physics, University of Oxford, UK, 1999
Assistant Professor, FCUL
Scientific interests: Photovoltaics and sustainable energy systems

Phone:+351 21 7500887 | Email: mcbrito@fc.ul.pt


  1. H. Garrido, V. Vendeirinho, M.C. Brito, Feasibility of KUDURA hybrid generation system in Mozambique: Sensitivity study of the small-scale PV-biomass and PV-diesel power generation hybrid system, Renewable Energy, Volume 92, July 2016, Pages 47-57, ISSN 0960-1481, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2016.01.08
  2. D. Neves, M. C. Brito, C. A. Silva, Impact of solar and wind forecast uncertainties on demand response of isolated microgrids, Renewable Energy, Volume 87, Part 2, March 2016, Pages 1003-1015, ISSN 0960-1481, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2015.08.075.
  3. R. H. Almeida, M. C. Brito. A review of technical options for solar charging stations in Asia and Africa. AIMS Energy, 2015, 3(3): 428-449. doi: 10.3934/energy.2015.3.428
  4. J.A. Silva, B. Platte, M.C. Brito, J.M. Serra, New doping method to obtain n-type silicon ribbons, Journal of Crystal Growth, Volume 428, 15 October 2015, Pages 29-34, ISSN 0022-0248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2015.07.00
  5. A.G.R. Vaz, B. Elsinga, W.G.J.H.M. van Sark, M.C. Brito, An artificial neural network to assess the impact of neighbouring photovoltaic systems in power forecasting in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Renewable Energy, Volume 85, January 2016, Pages 631-641, ISSN 0960-1481, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2015.06.061.
  6. S. Freitas, F. Serra, M.C. Brito, PV layout optimization: String tiling using a multi-objective genetic algorithm, Solar Energy, Volume 118, August 2015, Pages 562-574, ISSN 0038-092X, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2015.06.018.
  7. P. Nunes, T. Farias, M.C. Brito, Enabling solar electricity with electric vehicles smart charging, Energy, Volume 87, 1 July 2015, Pages 10-20, ISSN 0360-5442, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2015.04.044.
  8. P. Nunes, T. Farias, M.C. Brito, Day charging electric vehicles with excess solar electricity for a sustainable energy system, Energy 80, 1 2015, 263–274, doi:10.1016/j.energy.2014.11.069
  9. Reis, F.; Guerreiro, C.; Batista, F.; Pimentel, T.; Pravettoni, M.; Wemans, J.; Sorasio, G.; Brito, M.C., Modeling the Effects of Inhomogeneous Irradiation and Temperature Profile on CPV Solar Cell Behavior, Photovoltaics, IEEE Journal of , vol.5, no.1, pp.112,122, 2015, doi:10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2358080
  10. S. Freitas, C. Catita, P. Redweik, M.C. Brito, Modelling solar potential in the urban environment: State-of-the-art review, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 41, 2015, Pages 915-931, ISSN 1364-0321, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.08.060
  11. C. Magarreiro, M.C. Brito, P.M.M. Soares, Assessment of diffuse radiation models for cloudy atmospheric conditions in the Azores region, Solar Energy, Volume 108, October 2014, Pages 538-547, ISSN 0038-092X, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2014.08.003.
  12. Bellanger, P.; Centeno Brito, M.; Pera, D.M.; Costa, I.; Gaspar, G.; Martini, R.; Debucquoy, M.; Serra, J.M., New Stress Activation Method for Kerfless Silicon Wafering Using Ag/Al and Epoxy Stress-Inducing Layers” Photovoltaics, IEEE Journal of , vol.4, no.5, pp.1228,1234, Sept. 2014 doi: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2334893
  13. M. C. Brito, K. Lobato, P. Nunes, F. Serra, Sustainable energy systems in an imaginary island, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews Volume 37, September 2014, Pages 229–242 (2013) dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.05.008
  14. T. Santos, N. Gomes, S. Freire, M.C. Brito, L. Santos, J.A. Tenedório, Applications of solar mapping in the urban environment, Applied Geography 51 (2014) 48-57, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.03.008
  15. C. Catita, P. Redweik, J. Pereira, M.C. Brito, Extending solar potential analysis in buildings to vertical facades, Computers & Geosciences, 66, May 2014, Pages 1-12, ISSN 0098-3004, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2014.01.002
  16. I. Costa, M.C.Brito,G. Gaspar, J.M.Serra, J.Maia Alves, A.Vallêra, Electric molten zone crystallization of silicon wafers, Semicond. Sci. Technol. 28 (2013) 125023 (6pp) doi:10.1088/0268-1242/28/12/125023
  17. P. Redweik, C. Catita, M.C. Brito, Solar Energy Potential on Roofs and facades in an Urban landscape, Solar Energy 97, November 2013, Pages 332–341 doi:10.1016/j.solener.2013.08.036
  18. J M Pó, M C Brito, J Maia Alves, J A Silva, J M Serra, A M Vallêra, Measurement of the dopant concentration in a semiconductor using the Seebeck effect  2013 Meas. Sci. Technol. 24055601 doi:10.1088/0957-0233/24/5/055601
  19. A. Augusto, D. Pera, H.J. Choi, P. Bellanger, M.C. Brito, J. Maia Alves, A.M. Vallera, T. Buonassisi, J.M. Serra, Residual stress and dislocations density in silicon ribbons grown via optical zone melting, J. Appl. Phys. 113, 083510 (2013); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4793319
  20. I. Costa, M.C.Brito, J.M.Serra, J.Maia Alves, A.Vallêra, M.C. Brito, Experimental characterization of a linear electric molten zone in silicon, Journal of Crystal Growth 354 (2012) 198–201 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2012.05.035
  21. 11.  M.C. Brito, N. Gomes, T. Santos, J.A. Tenedório, Photovoltaic potential in a Lisbon suburb using LiDAR data, Solar Energy 86 (2012) 283–288 doi:10.1016/j.solener.2011.09.031
  22. 12.  J. A. Silva, D. Pêra, M. C. Brito, J. Maia Alves, J. Serra, A. M. Vallêra,  , Understanding the sprayed boric acid method for bulk doping of silicon ribbons Journal of Crystal Growth 327 (2011) 221–226; doi:10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2011.05.014
  23. 13.  R. M Gamboa, M.C Brito, J.Maia Alves, J.M Serra, A.M Vallêra, Recrystallization of silicon polygonal tubes using an electric closed molten zone, Journal of Crystal Growth 324 (2011) 26–30, doi:10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2011.03.037
  24. J. A. Silva, M. C. Brito, I. Costa, J. Maia Alves, J. Serra, A.M. Vallêra, First solar cells on silicon wafers doped using sprayed boric acid, Semicond. Sci. Technol. 25 (2010) 115012
  25. F. Reis, M.C. Brito, V. Corregidor, J. Wemans, G. Sorasio, Modeling the performance of low concentration photovoltaic systems, Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells (2010) doi:10.1016 j.solmat.2010.03.010
  26. M. C. Brito, Ana Amaral, J. Maia Alves, João M. Serra, Ivo Costa, A. M. Vallêra, Modeling a linear electric molten zone in a silicon ribbon, Progress in Photovoltaics 17:365–371 (2009) DOI: 10.1002/pip.890
  27. J.M. Serra, C. R. Pinto, J. A. Silva, M.C. Brito, J. Maia Alves, A.M. Vallêra, The silicon on dust substrate path to make solar cells directly from a gaseous feedstock, Semicond. Sci. Technol. 24 (2009) 045002
  28. Vallera, A.M., Maia Alves, J., Serra, J.M., Brito, M.C. Gamboa, R.C., Linear electric molten zone in semiconductors, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90,232111 (2007)
  29. Silva, J. A., Brito, M. C., Costa, I., Maia Alves, J., Serra, J.M., Vallêra, A.M. Sprayed boric acid as a dopant source for silicon ribbons, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 91 (2007) 1948–1953
  30. Brito, M.C., Maia Alves, J., Serra, J.M., Vallêra, A.M., Measurement Of Residual Stress In EFG Ribbons Using Phase Shifting IR Photoelastic Method, Solar Energy Material & Solar Cells, 87, 311-316, 2005
  31. Brito, M.C., Pereira, J.P., Maia Alves, J., Serra, J.M., Vallêra, A.M., Measurement of residual stress in multicrystalline silicon ribbons by a self calibrating infrared photoelastic method, Review of Scientific Instruments 76, 013901, 2005
  32. Maia Alves, J., Brito, M.C., Serra, J.M., Vallêra, A.M., A differential mechanical profilometer for thickness measurement, Review of Scientific Instruments 75, 5362-5363, 2004
  33. Serra, J.M., Brito, M.C., Maia Alves, J., Vallêra, A.M., A Wave Lab Inside A Coaxial Cable, European Journal of Physics,25, iss 5, 581-591, 2004
  34. Gamboa, R.M., Brito, M.C., Serra, J.M., Maia Alves, J., Vallera, A.M., Silicon Tubes By Closed Molten Zone: A Characterisation Study, Solar Energy Material & Solar Cells , 72, 173-181, 2002
  35. Brito, M.C., Peskett, G.D., Numerical Model of Free Warm Expander Pulse Tube, Cryogenics, 41, vol. 10, 751-755, 2001
  36. Brito, M.C., Peskett, G.D., Experimental Analysis of Free Warm Expander Pulse Tube, Cryogenics, 41, vol. 10, 757-762, 2001
  37. Underwood, et al, Radiation Environment Measurements with the Cosmic Ray Experiment onboard the KITSAT-1 and PoSAT-1 Microsatellites, IEEE Transaction on Nuclear Science, 41, n.6, Part 1, 2353-2360, 1994