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Ana Charas

Academic position: Researcher
Joining date: 01-01-1999
Roles in IT: Senior Researcher
Scientific Area: Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Group: Organic Electronics – Lx

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Address: IT – Lisboa
Instituto Superior Técnico - Torre Norte - Piso 10
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1
1049 - 001 Lisboa
Tel: +351 21 841 84 54
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Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Instituto Superior Técnico, 01-01-2002
  • MSc, Instituto Superior Técnico,
  • Licenciatura, Instituto Superior Técnico,
  • Organic electroactive materials
  • Organic photovoltaic cells
  • Organic LEDs
  • Materials for Plastic Optical Fibers
  • Nanotechnology
Supervision of theses
  • Batteryless energy supply system based on flexible organic photovoltaic cells, Research Grant, Carolina Fidalgo Marques, 12-2018
  • Batteryless energy supply system based on flexible organic photovoltaic cells, Research Grant, José Francisco Rodrigues Malta, 11-2017
  • Materials for green processing and their integration in low cost organic photovoltaic cells (GreenSol), Research Grant, Mariana Velho, 09-2017
  • Materials for green processing and their integration in low cost organic photovoltaic cells (Green-Sol), Research Grant, Filipa Alexandra Geraldes Teixeira, 07-2016
  • Towards very efficient organic photovoltaic cells through utilizing liquid crystal phases as electron-acceptors (LIQ-OPVs), Research Grant, João Martins, 04-2015
  • Towards very efficient organic photovoltaic cells through utilizing liquid crystal phases as electron-acceptors (LIQ-OPVs)., Research Grant, Sandra Isabel Godinho Dias, 03-2015
  • “Micro- e Nano-estruturação de polímeros electro-activos e reticuláveis por «spin coating»” (PTDC/CTM-NAN/111263/2009), Research Grant, Rui Miguel Martins de Azevedo Meira, 12-2013
  • Towards very efficient organic photovoltaic cells through utilizing liquid crystal phases as electron-acceptors (LIQ-OPVs), Research Grant, João P. Bastos, 10-2013
  • PTDC/CTM-NAN/111263/2009 – Micro- and Nanopatterning of Cross-linkable Electro-active Polymers by Spin-coating (NanoPEPs), Research Grant, Inês L. Martins, 12-2011
Co-Supervision of theses
  • Filmes nanoestruturados de grafeno para a libertação controlada de fármacos oculares, MSc Student, Helena Morais, 11-2017
  • A. Charas, Plásticos Luminosos e Painéis Solares, Chapter in, Laboratórios Abertos 2017, Dep. Engenharia Química, Instituto Superior Técnico, IST Press, Lisboa, 2017
  • J. Morgado, A. Charas, L. Alcácer, Síntese e caracterização óptica e electroquímica de polifluorenos, Chapter in, Química de Polímeros, J. Sérgio Seixas de Melo, Maria João Moreno, Hugh D. Burrows, Maria Helena Gil, Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, 2004
  • J. Farinhas, D. Molina, A. Olcina, C. Costa, L. Alcácer, F. Fernadez-Lázaro, Á. Sastre-Santos, A. Charas, Oligo(ethylene oxide) chains in fluorene bridge units of perylenediimide dimers as an efficient strategy for improving the photovoltaic performance in organic solar cells, Dyes and Pigments, Vol. 161, No. -, pp. 188 - 196, September, 2018,
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  • L. Ciammaruchi, R. Oliveira, A. Charas, T., E. Hauff, G. Polino, F. Brunetti, R. Hansson Hansson, E. Moons Moons, M. Krassas, G. Kakavelakis, E. Kymakis, J. Sánchez, J. Ferre-Borrull, L. Marsal, S. Züfle, D. Fluhr, R. Roesch, T. Faber, U. Schubert, H. Hoppe, K. Bakker, S. Veenstra, G. Zanotti, E. Katz, P. Apilo, B. Romero, T. Tumay, E. Parlak, L. Stagno, V. Turkovic, H. Rubahn, M. Madsen, V. Kazukauskas, D. Tanenbaum, S. Shanmugam, Y. Galagan, Stability of organic solar cells with PCDTBT donor polymer: An interlaboratory study, Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 33, No. 13, pp. 1909 - 1924, July, 2018,
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  • L. M. Martelo, T. Pimentel das Neves, J. Figueiredo, L. Marques, A. Fedorov, A. Charas, M. Berberan-Santos, H. Burrows, Towards the Developmentof a Low-Cost Device for the Detection of Explosives Vapors by Fluorescence Quenching of Conjugated Polymers in Solid Matrices, Sensors, Vol. 17, No. 11, pp. 2532 - 13 pages, November, 2017,
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  • P. K. Krishnamoorthy, B. F. Ferreira, C. S. B. Gomes, D. Vila-Viçosa, A. Charas, J. Morgado, M. Calhorda, A. Maçanita, P. Gomes, Violet-Blue emitting 2-(N-Alkylimino)pyrrolyl Organoboranes: Synthesis, Structure and Luminescent Properties, Dyes and Pigments, Vol. 140, No. -, pp. 520 - 532, May, 2017,
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  • J. Farinhas, R. Oliveira, R. Hansson Hansson, L. K. E. Ericsson Ericsson, E. Moons Moons, J. Morgado, A. Charas, Efficient ternary organic solar cells based on immiscible blends, Organic Electronics, Vol. 41, No. -, pp. 130 - 136, February, 2017,
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  • J. Farinhas, R. Oliveira, Q. Ferreira, J. Morgado, A. Charas, Enhanced Efficiency of PTB7 : PC61BM Organic Solar Cells by Adding a Low Efficient Polymer Donor, International Journal of Photoenergy, Vol. 2017, No. -, pp. 1 - 8, January, 2017,
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  • J. Farinhas, A. M. Ferraria Ferraria, A. Rego, J. Morgado, A. Charas, Understanding the Role of Phenanthroline as Interlayer in Bulk Heterojunction Organic Photovoltaic Cells, ChemistrySelect, Vol. 1, No. na, pp. 5638 - 5646, November, 2016,
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  • D. Suresh, B. F. Ferreira, P. S. Lopes, C. S. B. Gomes, P. K. Krishnamoorthy, A. Charas, D. Vila-Viçosa, J. Morgado, M. Calhorda, A. Maçanita, P. Gomes, Boron complexes of aromatic ring fused iminopyrrolyl ligands: synthesis, structure, and luminescence properties, DALTON Trans., Vol. 45, No. -, pp. 15603 - 15620, October, 2016,
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  • P. Costa Costa, R. Meira, A. Charas, R. Paolo, Photophysical Study of Two p-Phenylenevinylene Oligomers End-Capped with Triphenylamine or Cyanoacetate Groups, ChemistrySelect, Vol. 1, No. 12, pp. 3163 - 3170, August, 2016,
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  • R. Meira, P. Costa Costa, R. Paolo, J. Morgado, L. Alcácer, J. B. Bastos, D. C. Cheyns, A. Charas, Synthesis and optical properties of a new triphenylamine-p-phenylenevinylene-small molecule with applications in high open-circuit voltage organic solar cells, New Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 39, No. -, pp. 7389 - 7396, July, 2015,
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  • D. Suresh, C. S. B. Gomes, P. S. Lopes, C. A. F. Figueira, B. F. Ferreira, P. Gomes, R. Paolo, A. Maçanita, M. T. Duarte, A. Charas, J. Morgado, D. Vila-Viçosa, M. Calhorda, Luminescent Di- and Trinuclear Boron Complexes Based on Aromatic Iminopyrrolyl Spacer Ligands: Synthesis, Characterization, and Application in OLEDs, Chemistry A. European Journal, Vol. 21, No. 15, pp. 9133 - 9149, June, 2015,
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  • G. Brotas, C. Costa, S.I.G. Dias, P. M. M. Costa Costa, R. Paolo, J. Farinhas, L. Alcácer, J. Morgado, M. Matos, A. Charas, Solution-Processable Donor-Acceptor-Donor Oligomers with Cross-Linkable Functionality, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 216, No. 5, pp. 519 - 529, March, 2015,
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  • R. Rodrigues, R. Meira, Q. Ferreira, A. Charas, J. Morgado, Improving the Efficiency of Organic Solar Cells upon Addition of Polyvinylpyridine, Materials, Vol. 7, No. 12, pp. 8189 - 8196, December, 2014,
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  • D. Suresh, P. S. Lopes, B. F. Ferreira, C. A. F. Figueira, C. S. B. Gomes, P. Gomes, R. Paolo, A. Maçanita, A. Charas, J. Morgado, Tunable Fluorophores Based on 2‐(N‐Arylimino)pyrrolyl Chelates of Diphenylboron: Synthesis, Structure, Photophysical Characterization, and Application in OLEDs, Chemistry A. European Journal, Vol. 20, No. 14, pp. 4126 - 4140, April, 2014,
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  • G. Brotas, J. Farinhas, Q. Ferreira, R. Rodrigues, I.L. Martins, J. Morgado, A. Charas, Synthesis, characterization, and applications in photovoltaic cells of oxetane-functionalized P3HT derivatives, Journal of Polymer Science: Part A: Polymer Chemistry, Vol. 52, No. 5, pp. 652 - 663, March, 2014,
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  • A. Mendonça, A. Charas, R. Paolo, F. Scotognella, G. L. Lanzani, J. Morgado, Synthesis and photophysical properties of new oligophenylene vinylenes showing amplified spontaneous emission, Optical Materials, Vol. 35, No. 12, pp. 2160 - 2165, October, 2013,
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  • L. L. G. Justino, M. L. Ramos, P. E. Abreu, A. Charas, J. Morgado, U. Scherf, B. F. Minaev, H. Agren, H. Burrows, Structural and Electronic Properties of Poly(9,9-dialkylfluorene)- Based Alternating Copolymers in Solution: An NMR Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory Study, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 117, No. 35, pp. 17969 - 17982, July, 2013 | BibTex
  • G. Brotas, J. Farinhas, Q. Ferreira, J. Morgado, A. Charas, Nanostructured layers of a new cross-linkable poly(3-hexylthiophene) in organic photovoltaic cells, Synthetic Metals, Vol. 162, No. 23, pp. 2052 - 2058, October, 2012,
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  • A. Charas, J. Morgado, Oxetane-functionalized Conjugated Polymers in Organic (Opto)Electronic Devices, Current Physical Chemistry, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 241 - 264, August, 2012,
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  • D. Suresh, C. S. B. Gomes, P. Gomes, R. Paolo, A. Maçanita, M. Calhorda, A. Charas, J. Morgado, M. T. Duarte, Syntheses and photophysical properties of new iminopyrrolyl boron complexes and their application in efficient single-layer non-doped OLEDs prepared by spin coating, DALTON Trans., Vol. 41, No. 28, pp. 8502 - 8505, July, 2012,
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  • G. K. Khalil, A. M. A. Adawi, B. Robinson, A. J. C. Cadby, W. C. T. Tsoi, J-S. Kim, A. Charas, J. Morgado, D. L. Lidzey, Spectroscopy and Single-Molecule Emission of a Fluorene-Terthiophene Oligomer, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 115, No. 42, pp. 12028 - 12035, October, 2011,
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  • J. Farinhas, Q. Ferreira, R. Paolo, L. Alcácer, J. Morgado, A. Charas, Nanostructured donor/acceptor interfaces in photovoltaic cells using columnar-grain films of a cross-linked poly(fluorene-alt-bithiophene), Journal of Materials Chemistry, Vol. 21, No. 33, pp. 12511 - 12519, September, 2011,
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  • A. Charas, A. Mendonça, J. C. Clark, L. B. Bazzana, A. N. Nocivelli, G. L. Lanzani, J. Morgado, Stimulated Emission and Ultrafast Optical Switching in a Ter(9,9-spirobifluorene)-co-methylmethacrylate Copolymer, Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 52 - 61, January, 2011 | BibTex
  • D. Credgington, O. Fenwick, A. Charas, J. Morgado, K. Suhling, F. Cacialli, High-Resolution Scanning Near-Field Optical Lithography of Conjugated Polymers, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 20, No. 17, pp. 2842 - 2847, September, 2010,
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  • G. Bernardo, Q. Ferreira, G. Brotas, R. Paolo, A. Charas, J. Morgado, Synergistic effect of the efficiency of polymer light-emitting diodes upon blending of two green-emitting polymers, Journal of Appl. Physics, Vol. 108, No. 1, pp. 014503-1 - 014503-8, July, 2010,
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  • G. Bernardo, A. Charas, J. Morgado, Luminescence properties of poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene)/polyvinylcarbazole blends: Role of composition on the emission colour stability and electroluminescence efficiency, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Vol. 71, No. 3, pp. 340 - 345, March, 2010,
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  • A. Charas, A. Mendonça, J. C. Clark, J. C.-G. Gonzalez, L. B. Bazzana, A. N. Nocivelli, G. L. Lanzani, J. Morgado, Gain and ultrafast optical switching in PMMA optical fibers and films doped with luminescent conjugated polymers and oligomers, Frontiers of Optoelectronics in China, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 45 - 53, March, 2010,
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  • A. Charas, J. Morgado, A. Maçanita, Self-Organization and Excited-State Dynamics of a Fluorene-Bithiophene Copolymer (F8T2) in Solution, Macromolecules, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 765 - 771, January, 2010,
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  • Q. Ferreira, G. Bernardo, A. Charas, L. Alcácer, J. Morgado, Polymer Light-Emitting Diode Interlayers’ Formation Studied by Current-Sensing Atomic Force Microscopy and Scaling Laws, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 114, No. 1, pp. 572 - 579, January, 2010,
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  • A. Charas, Q. Ferreira, J. Farinhas, M. Matos, L. Alcácer, J. Morgado, Insoluble Patterns of Cross-Linkable Conjugated Polymers from Blend Demixing in Spin Cast Films, Macromolecules, Vol. 42, No., pp. 7903 - 7912, October, 2009,
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  • G. Bernardo, G. B. Gonçalves, P. B. Barquinha, Q. Ferreira, G. Brotas, L.P. Pereira, A. Charas, J. Morgado, R. M. Martins, E. F. Fortunato, Polymer light-emitting diodes with amorphous indium-zinc oxide anodes deposited at room temperature, Synthetic Metals, Vol. 159, No. 11, pp. 1112 - 1115, June, 2009 | BibTex
  • M. Fernandes, S.S.N. Nobre, M. Gonçalves, A. Charas, J. Morgado, R. A. Sá Ferreira, L. D. Carlos, V. Bermudez, Dual role of a di-urethanesil hybrid doped with europium -diketonate complexes containing either water ligands or a bulky chelating ligand, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Vol. 19, No. 6, pp. 733 - 742, January, 2009,
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  • M. J. F. Framptom, G. S. Sforazzini, S. B. Brovelli, G. Latini, E. T. Townsend, C. C. W. Williams, A. Charas, L. Z. Zalewski, N. S. K. Kaka, M. S. Sirish, Synthesis and Optoelectronic Properties of Nonpolar Polyrotaxane Insulated Molecular Wires with High Solubility in Organic Solvents, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 18, No., pp. 1 - 10, October, 2008,
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  • J. Morgado, A. Mendonça, A. Charas, J. C. Clark, G. L. Lanzani, L. B. Bazzana, A. N. Nocivelli, Polyfluorene-PMMA copolymers for plastic optical fibers with gain, Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics III, Vol. 6999, No., pp. M69990 - M69990, October, 2008,
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  • A. Charas, H. Alves, J. Martinho, L. Alcácer, O. Fenwick, F. Cacialli, J. Morgado, Photoacid cross-linkable polyfluorenes for optoelectronics applications, Synthetic Metals, Vol. 158, No., pp. 643 - 653, September, 2008,
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  • A. Charas, L. Alcácer, A. P. Pimentel, J. P. C. Conde, J. Morgado, Observation of field-effect in a cross-linked polyfluorene semiconductor, Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 455, No. 4-6, pp. 189 - 191, April, 2008,
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  • G. Bernardo, A. Charas, L. Alcácer, J. Morgado, Spin cast thin polymer interlayers in polymer light-emitting diodes: Thickness control through use of cross-linkable polymers, Journal of Appl. Physics, Vol. 103, No. 8, pp. 084510 - 7 pages, April, 2008,
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  • M. Fernandes, M. Gonçalves, V. Bermudez, R. A. Sá Ferreira, L. D. Carlos, A. Charas, J. Morgado, Optical material composed of a di-urethanesil host hybrid and a europium complex, J. Alloys Compd., Vol. 451, No. 1-2, pp. 201 - 205, February, 2008,
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  • W. C. T. Tsoi, A. Charas, A. J. C. Cadby, G. K. Khalil, A. M. A. Adawi, A. I. Iraqi, B. H. Hunt, J. Morgado, D. L. Lidzey, Observation of the beta-phase in two short-chain oligofluorenes, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 600 - 606, February, 2008,
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  • J. Morgado, M. Fernandes, A. Charas, V. Bermudez, L. Alcácer, Role of energy transfer and charge trapping on the luminescence properties of europium complexes/luminescent polymers composites, Journal Materials Science, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. S271 - S275, October, 2007 | BibTex
  • M. Fernandes, V. Bermudez, R. A. Sá Ferreira, Carlos, A. Charas, J. Morgado, M. Silva, M. Smith, Highly photostable luminescent poly(e-caprolactone)siloxane biohybrids doped with europium complexes, Chemical Matter, Vol. 19, No. 16, pp. 3892 - 3901, August, 2007 | BibTex
  • G. Bernardo, A. Charas, L. Alcácer, J. Morgado, Improving polymer light-emitting diodes efficiency using interlayers based on cross-linkable polymers, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 91, No. 6, pp. 063509-1 - 063509-3, August, 2007 | BibTex
  • J. Morgado, L. Alcácer, A. Charas, Poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene)-based light-emitting diodes with pure b-phase emission, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 90, No. 20, pp. 201110-1 - 201110-3, May, 2007 | BibTex
  • S.F. Fratiloiu, S. Fonseca, F. Gozema, H. Burrows, M. Costa, A. Charas, J. Morgado, L. Siebbeles, Opto-electronic properties of fluorene-based derivatives as precursors for light-emitting diodes, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 111, No. 15, pp. 5812 - 5820, April, 2007 | BibTex
  • A. Charas, H. Alves, L. Alcácer, J. Morgado, Use of cross-linkable polyfluorene in the fabrication of multilayer polyfluorene-based light-emitting diodes with improved efficiency, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 89, No. 14, pp. 143519 - 143521, October, 2006 | BibTex
  • M. Knaapila, V. M. Garamus, F. Dias, L. Almásy, F. Galbrecht, A. Charas, J. Morgado, H. Burrows, U. Scherf, A. P. Monkman, Influence of solvent quality on the self-organization of archetypical hairy rods - Branched and linear side chain polyfluorenes: Rodlike chains versus "beta-sheets" in solution, Macromolecules, Vol. 39, No. 19, pp. 6505 - 6512, September, 2006 | BibTex
  • S. M. Fonseca, L. Arnaut, J. Melo, H. Burrows, N. Chattopadhyay, L. Alcácer, A. Charas, J. Morgado, A. P. Monkman, Triplet-state and singlet oxygen formation in fluorene-based alternating copolymers, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 110, No. 16, pp. 8278 - 8283, September, 2006 | BibTex
  • J. Morgado, A. Charas, J. A. Fernandes, I. S. Gonçalves, L. D. Carlos, L. Alcácer, Luminescence properties of composites made of a europium(III) complex and electroluminescent polymers with different energy gaps, Journal of Physics D: Appl. Physics, Vol. 39, No. 16, pp. 3582 - 3587, August, 2006 | BibTex
  • J. Morgado, A. Charas, J. Martinho, L. Alcácer, Photophysical study of two alternating polyfluorene copolymers exhibiting dual fluoresecence, Synthetic Metals, Vol. 154, No., pp. 81 - 84, November, 2005 | BibTex
  • H. Burrows, L. Arnaut, J. Melo, N. Chattopadhyay, L. Alcácer, A. Charas, J. Morgado, Characterisation of the triplet state of a fluorene-terthiophene alternating copolymer, Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 402, No. 1-3, pp. 197 - 201, March, 2005 | BibTex
  • A. Charas, J. Morgado, L. Alcácer, P. Brogueira, F. Cacialli, Synthesis and luminescence properties of a new polyfluorene copolymer with regulated solubility, Synthetic Metals, Vol. 147, No. 1-3, pp. 275 - 279, December, 2004 | BibTex
  • F. Cacialli, R. Riehn, A. Downes, G. Latini, A. Charas, J. Morgado, Fabrication of conjugated polymers nanostructures via direct near-field optical lithography, Ultramicroscopy, Vol. 100, No. 3-4, pp. 449 - 455, August, 2004 | BibTex
  • J. Morgado, A. Charas, N. Barbagalho, L. Alcácer, M. Matos, F. Cacialli, Effect of a dipolar self-assembly monolayer formation onto Indium-tin oxide on the performance of single-layer polymer-based light-emitting diodes, Macromolecular Symposia, Vol. 212, No. 1, pp. 381 - 386, April, 2004 | BibTex
  • J. Morgado, N. Barbagalho, A. Charas, L. Alcácer, Self-assembled ionic multilayers on the surface of a nonionic, soluble, poly(p-phenylene vinylene) and its influence on the performance of light-emitting diodes, Synthetic Metals, Vol. 141, No. 3, pp. 221 - 225, March, 2004 | BibTex
  • A. Charas, J. Morgado, L. Alcácer, J. Martinho, F. Cacialli, Steady state and time-resolved photoluminescence properties of alternating polyfluorene copolymers, Synthetic Metals, Vol. 135, No. 1-3, pp. 387 - 388, April, 2003 | BibTex
  • A. Charas, J. Morgado, L. Alcácer, J. Martinho, F. Cacialli, Luminescence properties of polyfluorenes blends, Synthetic Metals, Vol. 137, No. 1-3, pp. 1039 - 1040, April, 2003 | BibTex
  • A. Charas, J. Morgado, J. Martinho, L. Alcácer, S. F. Lim, R. H. Friend, F. Cacialli, Synthesis and Luminescence Properties of Three Novel Polyfluorene Copolymers, POLYMER, Vol. 44, No. 6, pp. 1843 - 1850, March, 2003 | BibTex
  • J. Morgado, N. Barbagalho, A. Charas, M. Matos, L. Alcácer, F. Cacialli, Self-assembly surface modified indium-tin oxide anodes for single-layer light-emitting diodes, Journal of Physics D: Appl. Physics, Vol. 36, No., pp. 434 - 438, February, 2003 | BibTex
  • R. Riehn, A. Charas, J. Morgado, F. Cacialli, Near-field optical lithography of a conjugated polymer, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 82, No. 4, pp. 526 - 528, January, 2003 | BibTex
  • J. Morgado, A. Charas, N. Barbagalho, Reduction of the light-onset voltage of light-emitting diodes based on a soluble poly(p-phenylene vinylene) by grafting polar molecules onto indium-tin oxide, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 81, No. 5, pp. 933 - 935, July, 2002 | BibTex
  • A. Charas, J. Morgado, J. Martinho, A. Fedorov, L. Alcácer, F. Cacialli, Excitation Energy transfer and Spatial Exciton Confinement in Polyfluorenes Blends for applications in Light Emitting Diodes, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Vol. 12, No. 12, pp. 3523 - 3527, June, 2002 | BibTex
  • A. Charas, J. Morgado, J. M. G. Martinho, L. Alcácer, F. Cacialli, Tuning the Optoelectronic Properties of Polyfluorenes by Copolymerisation with Thiophene Moieties, Synthetic Metals, Vol. 127, No., pp. 251 - 254, June, 2002 | BibTex
  • A. Charas, N. Barbagalho, J. Morgado, L. Alcácer, Electrochemical and luminescent properties of poly(fluorene)-based alternating copolymers, Chemical Communications, Vol. 13, No., pp. 1216 - 1217, June, 2001 | BibTex
  • A. Charas, N. Barbagalho, J. Morgado, L. Alcácer, Synthesis and optical properties of poly(fluorene)-based alternating copolymers, Synthetic Metals, Vol. 122, No. 1, pp. 23 - 25, May, 2001 | BibTex

Currently running projects5

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
ChemMat Programa Doutoral da FCT ChemMat: Materials Chemistry - Chemistry of nanostructured materials with optic, electric and magnetic functionalities FCT 01-01-2015 01-12-2020
NEURON NEURON-Electrically conductive platforms for neural stem cell culture and differentiation FCT 01-10-2018 30-09-2021
SATRAP Rational design of Self-Assembling networks for TRansparent electrode APplications FCT/POCI 01-10-2018 30-09-2021
SUPRASOL Supramolecular assemblies for efficient, stable, and sustainable organic solar cells FCT 16-07-2018 15-07-2021
uFlexBat Batteryless energy supply system based on flexible organic photovoltaic cells IT/LA 01-12-2016 30-06-2019

Closed Projects12

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
ARCOCELL Specially Designed Materials and Architectures for Organic Photovoltaic Cells FCT/PTDC 01-01-2008 01-12-2010
BIOFET Field Effect Transistor Array for Monitoring Electrical Activity From Single Cells in Culture FCT/POCTI 01-01-2001 31-12-2004
Conducting polymers Photovoltaic cells based on conducting polymers and anthocyanins FCT/POCI 01-07-2005 30-06-2008
GreenSOL Materials for green processing and their integration in low cost organic photovoltaic cells 01-04-2016 01-03-2018
LIQ-OPVs Towards very efficient organic photovoltaic cells through utilizing liquid crystal phases as electron-acceptors FCT/PTDC 01-05-2013 01-04-2015
NANOPEPS MICRO- AND NANOPATTERNING OF CROSS-LINKABLE ELECTRO-ACTIVE POLYMERS BY SPIN-COATING FCT/PTDC 01-01-2011 01-12-2013
NOVO Non volatile polymer memories for flexible electronics FCT/PTDC 01-01-2012 01-07-2015
PLASTIC Fully Patterned all Plastic Integrated Circuits IT/LA 01-07-2005 01-09-2007
PLEDs Energy transfer from electroluminescent polymers to phosphorescent dopants FCT/POCTI 01-07-2003 30-06-2006
POCAONTAS ITN - Innovative Training Network: Polymer-Carbon Nanotubes Active Systems for Photovoltaics EC/FP7 01-09-2014 01-12-2016
StableNextSol COST - Stable Next-generation Photovoltaics: Unraveling degradation mechanisms of Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells by complementary characterization techniques EU/H2020 01-03-2014 01-03-2017
UNIME UNIME-Unimolecular Electronics FCT/PTDC 01-07-2007 01-12-2010
  • J. Farinhas, Q. Ferreira, A. Charas, J. Morgado, Controlling the Morphologies on Solar Cells Based on Cross-linked Semiconducting Polymers at the Nanoscale, Best Poster Award in the 1st Cluster Workshop in Materials and Nanotechnology on December 4 – 6, 2013, 01-12-2013
  • A. Charas, Strategies and Challenges for Efficient and Truly Sustainable Organic Photovoltaics, Invited Talks, Research Summit, Universidade de Aveiro, 29 November, 2018, 01-11-2018 | Link
  • A. Charas, PhD Thesis Juri - Green Photonics: photonic intergrated circuits for optical communications and sensisng based on organic-inorganic hybrids, PhD Thesis, Ana Rita Bastos, Univ. de Aveiro, PhD Thesis Jury, -, 01-10-2018
  • A. Charas, Msc Juri of Thesis "Eletrónica Têxtil baseada em grafeno" Joan ada Silva Tavares, Universidade de Aveiro, MSc Thesis Jury, , 01-07-2018
  • A. Charas, Msc Thesis Jury of Thesis "Camadas luminescentes poliméricas modificadas por complexos de iões lantanídeos para conversão fotovoltaica" Viatcheslav Molchanov, Universidade de Aveiro, MSc Thesis Jury, , 01-07-2018
  • A. Charas, External evaluator/adviser for The FWO - Research Foundation in Flanders, call Bilateral Scientific Cooperation China, Member of Technical Committee, , 01-06-2018
  • A. Charas, Msc Thesis Juri of Thesis Otimização de Concentradores Solares Luminescentes com recurso ao método de Monte-Carlo, Luís manuel da Gama Minas, MSc Thesis Jury, , 01-06-2018
  • A. Charas, Materials and Strategies for Efficient and Sustainable Photovoltaics, Invited Talks, Wokshop on "Towards Solar Energy Storage", Univ. Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, 01-02-2018
  • A. Charas, External Evaluator in Agência Nacional de Inovação, Projectos Mobilizadores, Member of Advisory Committee, , 01-01-2018
  • A. Charas, External Evaluator in Mid-Term-Review Action for Research Executive Agency (REA) - MSCA-ITN Action, Technical Audit, N.a., 01-09-2017
  • A. Charas, Guest Editor of Special Issue of "Materials": "From Macromolecules to Materials for Optoelectronic Devices", Guest Editor, , 01-09-2017 | Link
  • A. Charas, Member of Board of Directors of Sociedade Portuguesa de Química, Member of Steering Committee, NA, 01-09-2017
  • A. Charas, PhD thesis jury of "Perylenediimidas: reactividad y aplicaciones como sensores de explosivos y en dispositivos láser" Nathalie Zink Lorre, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, PhD Thesis Jury, -, 01-06-2017
  • A. Charas, MsC Thesis Juri, MSc Thesis Jury, Thesis - Síntese e caracterização de Novos Compostos Moleculares com Unidades Tiofénicas, IST, mestrado em Eng. Química, 01-12-2016
  • A. Charas, MSc Thesis Jury - Desenvolvimento de heterojunções híbridas nanoestruturadas para aplicação em células solares. FCT, Universiadde Nova de Lisboa, MSc Thesis Jury, , 01-11-2016
  • A. Charas, External evaluator for European Commission Research Executive Agency ((Mar-2015)), Member of Technical Committee, , 01-06-2016
  • A. Charas, Principal Jury in MsC thesis on Bioengineering and Nanosystems Engineering of licenciado Ricardo Jorge Carvalho, MSc Thesis Jury, Title: Photovoltaic Cells based on lead- and tin-perovskites, 01-06-2016
  • A. Charas, J. Farinhas, R. Oliveira, J. Morgado, IMPROVING ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS THROUGH USING TERNARY SYSTEMS, Invited Talks, Conference on New Trends in Solar cells, April 19-22, 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia, 01-04-2016 | Full text (PDF 330 KBs)
  • A. Charas, Independent Expert Evaluator, Member of Technical Committee, Innovative Training Networks, European Commission, Research Executive Agency,, 01-09-2015
  • A. Charas, Effect of phenanthroline cathode interlayers on the performance of polymer solar cells, Invited Talks, StableNextSol COST Action no. MP1307, 3rd MC Meeting, 2nd WG Meeting and 2nd Conference: E-MRS symposium E. Lille, france, 01-05-2015
  • A. Charas, External evaluator for European Commission Research Executive Agency, Member of Advisory Committee, 01-03-2015
  • A. Charas, J. Farinhas, J. Morgado, Highly Efficient BHJ Organic Photovoltaic Cells Through Integrating Cathode Interlayers, Invited Talks, EMN- Meeting on Photovoltaics, Orlando, Florida, USA, 01-01-2015
  • A. Charas, External evaluator for European Commission Research Executive Agency, Member of Advisory Committee, 01-06-2014
  • A. Charas, Independent evaluator of ''The Leverhulme-Royal Society Africa Award'' projects, Member of Advisory Committee, 01-04-2014
  • A. Charas, Cost Action - Stable Next-Generation Photovoltaics: Unraveling degradation mechanisms of Organic Solar Cells by complementary characterization techniques (StableNextSol), National Delegate, MP1307, 01-01-2014
  • A. Charas, Nanostructured Surfaces of Conducting Polymers and Applications in Organic Photovoltaic Cells, Invited Talks, 5th Iberian Meeting on Colloids and Interfaces, RICI5, 01-06-2013
  • A. Charas, Organic Photovoltaic cells - Conftele 2013, Invited Talks, 01-05-2013
  • A. Charas, Nanostructuring semiconducting polymers utilizing the spin coating technique; applications in organic photovoltaic cells, Seminars, 01-04-2013
  • A. Charas, Principal Juri in MSc Thesis in ''Mestrado em Bioengenharia e Nanossistemas, IST, do licenciado Stefano Virgilio, MSc Thesis Jury, 01-09-2012
  • A. Charas, External Evaluator in Sistemas de Incentivo à IDT, Projectos de Empresas em Copromoção, QREN, Member of Advisory Committee, 01-12-2011
  • A. Charas, Development of Crosslinkable Polyfluorenes for Organic Electronics, Invited Talks, 8th Conference of Physical-Chemistry of the Portuguese Chemical Society, 01-06-2007
  • A. Charas, Fluorenos como Materiais Electroluminescentes Versáteis: da Síntese ao Dispositivo, Seminars, 04-03-2005
  • A. Charas, Organic Materials for OLEDs and Photovoltaic devices, Portugal, Lisbon, 12-2018
  • A. Charas, Organic Materials for OLEDs and Photovoltaic devices, Portugal, Lisbon, 11-2017
  • A. Charas, Seminário: Plásticos Luminosos e Painéis Solares, Portugal, Lisboa, 02-2017
  • A. Charas, Synthetic Routes for Conjugated Polymers - Autumn School/Pocaontas Project, Portugal, Sintra, 10-2014
  • A. Charas, Organic Photovoltaic Energy: From Materials Design to Device Fabrication, Seminars of Centro de Química Estrutural, Complexo I, IST, Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal, Lisbon, 07-2014
  • Industry Day - Printed Electronics and Solar Cells, Conference Chairman, 2017
  • University of Stirling, UK 13th International Conference on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics CIBB2016, Scientific Committee, 2016
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