Saturday 23rd of September 2017


Dr. Ana Flávia Nogueira


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Phone: +55 19 3521 3029

FAX: +55 19 3521 3023

Ana Flavia obtained her BSc Degree in Chemistry from the University of São Paulo in 1996. After that, she joined the group of Prof. Marco-Aurelio De Paoli at University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Her Master and PhD thesis involved the study and application of polymer electrolytes in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells. Her PhD thesis was the first one in the area of Gratzel´s solar cells in Brazil. She obtained the Master and PhD degree in 1998 and 2001, respectively.


During her PhD, she joined the group of Prof. James R. Durrant at Imperial College in London, United Kingdom. During this "sandwich" program, she investigated the dynamics of dye sensitized solar cells using polymer electrolyte by transient absorption spectroscopy. After finishing her PhD, she returned to Durrant´s group, but this time to investigate charge recombination in organic solar cells by transient techniques. This post-doc had the collaboration of Prof. N. Serdar Sariciftci from Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria. In 2003, she returned to Brazil and joined the group of Prof. Henrique E. Toma at the University of São Paulo for another post-doc. This time, she had contacted with supramolecular chemistry and introduced Gratzel´s solar cells in this group.


At the moment, Ana Flavia is Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Institute at UNICAMP. She has experience in the field of Chemistry, with emphasis in nanostructured materials and their application in solar energy conversion. The main research focuses on the development of emerging solar cells in Brazil: dye sensitized, organic and more recently perovskite solar cells. 

In the last years, new research areas were introduced in the group focusing on the understanding  the interfaces and fundamentals in solar cells, LEDs and photocatalysis (photocatalytic reduction of COand water splitting reactions) using graphene and its derivatives, perovskite and chalcogenides quantum dots.

She has published more than 100 papers, seven book chapters, one book and 3 patents. The Laboratório de Nanotecnologia e Energia Solar (LNES) was founded in 2005 and at the moment has 15 members between Post-docs, Master and PhD students and undergraduate students. The group has the leadership in dye sensitized, organic solar cells and perovskite solar research in Brazil and Latin America.