I Nuno Sousa defended his PhD thesis, which he developed within the UniRCell project, entitled "Materials for Solid Alkaline Fuel Cells". Nuno explored the properties of bacterial cellulose and of composites using bacterial cellulose as the polymer matrix, for application in Solid Alkaline Fuel Cells. He also investigated the potential of novel electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER), such as perovskites and Ruddlesden-Popper phases. The supervising team was composed of project coordinator, Dr. Filipe Figueiredo, and of Dr. Armando Silvestre.
The presentation took place in the University of Aveiro's rectory building, on the 23rd of July, 2019. As one can see from the happy photo of Nuno holding a ukulele, he is now a Doctor. Congratulations!
Reference: 2012 September- : Nuno André Carvalho Sousa, “Materials for Solid Alkaline Fuel Cells”, PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Aveiro, supervised by Dr. Filipe Figueiredo with co-supervision of Dr. Armando Silvestre (CICECO/Dep Chemistry). Project funded by FCT with grant SFRH/BD/89670/2012.