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Dr. Ricardo Conceicao

Postdoctoral Researcher
Fouling in solar systems, solar resource
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Merit Scholarship from the University of Évora, 2011. Degree in Mechatronics Engineering (University of Évora, 2013). Master in Mechatronics Engineering (University of Évora, 2015). Doctor in Mechatronics and Energy Engineering, specialization in Energy (Universidad de Évora, 2019). Doctoral research fellow of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) (2016-2019). Postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Renewable Energies (2019-2020). In May 2020, he joined IMDEA Energía as a postdoctoral researcher.

From 2013 to 2016, his main area of ​​research was atmospheric electricity, that is, the study of the electrification of the atmosphere, mainly focused on the effect of pollutants and dust on the atmospheric electric field. From 2016 to the present, his main focus has been the study of the effect of dirt on solar energy conversion technologies, such as CSP and PV, with a focus on the study of particle accumulation, chemical and visual characterization, as well as modeling. performance reduction and cleaning and optimization methodologies.
He is currently co-directing 1 doctoral thesis. He is the author or co-author of 19 articles in specialized magazines, 6 communications in international congresses. Ricardo Conceição has contributed as a reviewer to the following journals: Solar Energy, Solar Energy Conversion and Management, International Journal of Power Electronics and Drive Systems, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Energy for Sustainable Development, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization , and Environmental Effects, iScience.