The Ph.D. program on Sustainable Energy Systems (SES) aims,  through an interdisciplinary approach, the training of leaders and decision-makers regarding sustainability aspects of energy systems, providing them with the knowledge that ranges from technology to economics. The emphasis on energy systems design, research, leadership, and entrepreneurship will provide students with essential tools to be in the front line of sustainable energy systems applications. This Ph.D. program addresses both policy and technology, which are needed for the design and implementation of alternative strategies in the energy area. Students will be familiarized with practical energy strategies through research based on real situations, taking advantage of partnerships with companies and other institutions.

The course is organized together by the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL), the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) – Universidade de Lisboa and Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCTUC)/ Economia (FEUC) – Universidade de Coimbra.

More information on the Sustainable Energy Systems (SES) Doctoral Program can be found here.

More information on the Energy Transition Group of IDL can be found here.

 

Program Coordinator FCUL (since 2017)
Carla Silva (IDL)

Program Coordinator IST
Paulo Fernão (IN+)

Program Coordinator FEUP
Manuel Matos
Vitor Leal

Program Coordinator UC
Manuel Carlos Gameiro da Silva (DEM-FCTUC)
António Gomes Martins (DEEC-FCTUC)
Luís Miguel Guilherme Cruz (FEUC)
Nuno Albino Vieira Simões (DEC-FCTUC)

Students

Abisoye Esther Babajide
Ana Filipa Silva
Ana Rita Montes
Anabela Gonçalves
André Augusto (Alumni)
Ângelo Filipe Ferreira Casaleiro
Clarisse Magarreiro (Alumni)
Daniel Albuquerque
Daniel Rúben Costa Reis Santos
Danilo Andrés Arcentales Bastidas
David Pera (Alumni)
Diana Neves (Alumni)
Filipe Serra
Guilherme Ponte Luz
Guilherme Pereira da Silva
Ivo Costa (Alumni)
Joana Portela Monteiro Baptista
José Mário Pó (Alumni)
Luís Junior
Mendita Arnaldo Ugembe
Nuno Martins (Alumni)
Nuno Mateus (Alumni)
Pedro Nunes (Alumni)
Rafael Palma
Raquel Vaz Pato Figueiredo
Rita Hogan Almeida (Alumni)
Sara Freitas (Alumni)
Zeus Zamora (Alumni)

 

Alumni

David Pera – Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Systems, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, 2019
Thesis: Estudo de um processo de crescimento de silício cristalino por zona fundida eléctrica

Ivo Costa – Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Systems, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, 2019
Thesis: Técnica de cristalização de silício por zona fundida eléctrica

Rita Hogan Almeida – Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Systems, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, 2019
Thesis: Large power hybrid PV pumping for irrigation

Nuno Martins – Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Systems, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, 2018
Thesis:  Impact of Fine Particle Pollution on the Natural Ventilation Potential of Commercial Buildings

Sara Freitas – Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Systems, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, 2018
Thesis: Photovoltaic potential in building façades

José Mário Pó – Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Systems, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, 2017
Thesis: High quality silicon ribbons for solar cells

Clarisse Magarreiro – Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Systems, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, 2016
Thesis: Solar energy potential in a changing climate: Iberia and Azores assessment combining dynamical and statistical downscaling methods

Diana Neves – Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Systems, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, 2016
Thesis: Optimization of hybrid renewable energy systems in isolated microgrids: a smart grid approach

Nuno Mateus – Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Systems, FRaculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, 2016
Thesis: Simplified modelling of displacement ventilation

Pedro Nunes – Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Systems, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, 2016
Thesis: Enabling solar electricity with electric vehicles in future energy systems

Zeus Zamora – Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Systems, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, 2015
Thesis: Three-level energy decoupling: energy decoupling at the primary, final and useful levels of energy use

André Augusto – Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Systems, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, 2013
Thesis: Study of a process to grow silicon ribbons by fast CVD

 

Publications

2019

Baptista JM, Sagu JS, KG UW, Lobato K (2019) State-of-the-art materials for high power and high energy supercapacitors: Performance metrics and obstacles for the transition from lab to industrial scale – A critical approach, Chemical Engineering Journal, 374, 1153-1179. DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2019.05.207

Figueiredo RNunes P, Meireles M, Madaleno M, Brito MC (2019) Replacing coal-fired power plants by photovoltaics in the Portuguese electricity system, Journal of Cleaner Production, 222, 129-142. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.02.217

Freitas SBrito MC (2019) Non-cumulative only solar photovoltaics for electricity load-matching, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 109, 271-283. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2019.04.038

Narvarte L, Almeida RH, Carrêlo IB, Rodríguez L, Carrasco LM, Martinez-Moreno F (2019) On the number of PV modules in series for large-power irrigation systems, Energy Conversion and Management, 186, 516-525. DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2019.03.001

Reis V, Almeida RHSilva JABrito MC (2019) Demand aggregation for photovoltaic self-consumption, Energy Reports, 5, 54-61. DOI: 10.1016/j.egyr.2018.11.002

 

2018

Almeida RH, Narvarte L, Lorenzo E (2018) PV arrays with delta structures for constant irradiance daily profiles, Solar Energy, 171, 23-30. DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2018.06.066

Figueiredo R, Nunes P, Brito MC (2018) Multiyear calibration of simulations of energy systems, Energy. 157:932-939. DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2018.05.188

Freitas S, Santos T, Brito MC. (2018) Impact of large scale PV deployment in the sizing of urban distribution transformers. Renew Energy. 119:767-776. DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2017.10.096

Freitas S, Reinhart C, Brito MC. (2018) Minimizing storage needs for large scale photovoltaics in the urban environment. Sol Energy. 159:375-389. DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2017.11.011

Lorenzo C, Almeida RH, Martínez-Núñez M, Narvarte L, Carrasco LM (2018) Economic assessment of large power photovoltaic irrigation systems in the ECOWAS region, Energy, 155, 992-1003. DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2018.05.066

Martins NR, Carrilho da Graça G. (2018) Impact of PM2.5 in indoor urban environments: a review, Sustainable Cities and Society.  DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2018.07.011

Martins NRCarrilho da Graça G. (2018) Effects of airborne fine particle pollution on the usability of natural ventilation in office buildings in three megacities in Asia. Renewable Energy.  DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2017.10.089

Serra FCSilva JASerra JMVallêra AM. (2018) Silicon on Dust Substrate: The Effect of Powder Size on Ribbon Production. Phys. Status Solidi A. 1701052. DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201701052

 

2017

Figueiredo RNunes PBrito MC (2017) The feasibility of solarparking lots for electric vehicles, Energy, 140 (1), 1182-1197. DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2017.09.024

Martins NRCarrilho da Graça G. (2017) Impact of outdoor PM2.5 on natural ventilation usability in California’s nondomestic buildings. Applied Energy, 189. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.12.103

Martins NRCarrilho da Graça G. (2017) Simulation of the effect of fine particle pollution on the potential for natural ventilation of non-domestic buildings in European cities. Building and Environment, 115. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.01.030

Nunes PBrito MC (2017) Displacing natural gas with electric vehicles for grid stabilization, Energy, 141, 87-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2017.09.064

Serra FCSilva JAVallera AMSerra JM. (2017) CVD silicon film growth on powder substrates using an inline optical system. Energy Procedia, 124. DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.09.347