Alexandra Carvalho

Name Alexandra Carvalho
Work Groups Work Group 4 - Theory
Laboratory Institute for Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication
Organisation University of Aveiro
Areas of Research modelling of silicon nanostructures, semiconductor surfaces, defects and interfaces
Research Keywords modelling, defects, surfaces, interfaces, semiconductors

Areas of Future Interest silicon nanowires, oxides, materials for electrochemistry

Brief CV
Alexandra Carvalho received her first degree at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, where she discovered the thrill of manipulating the proprieties of materials. This was followed by a PhD at the University of Exeter (UK), in defects in semiconductors, and an incursion at the physics of ferroelectrics as a post-doctoral researcher at the EPFL, Switzerland. At present, she is a Marie-Curie Fellow at the University of Aveiro Portugal, researching into silicon nanostructures. She is specially interested in materials for hybrid organic-inorganic solar cells, and other materials for energy harvesting. She sees theory through engineer's eyes, always using modeling to find the answers that work -in practice.