07/03/2016 | Sara Pla García successfully defended her PhD thesis
On February 19, 2016 Sara Pla García successfully defended her PhD thesis on “Synthesis of Perylenediimide Derivatives as Artificial Photosynthetic Analogs and Organic Solar Cells and Organic Lasers Applications”. Awarded with the “Cum Laude” qualification, this PhD thesis was developed within the Bioengineering Doctoral Program under the direction of Prof. Ángela Sastre Santos and Prof. Luis Martín Gomis. We congratulate Sara and wish her all the best for her future career.
20/01/2016 | Vicente Manuel Blas Ferrando successfully defended his PhD thesis
On September 11, 2015 Vicente Manuel Blas Ferrando successfully defended his PhD thesis on “Phthalocyanine-Perylenediimide Systems as Artificial Photosynthetic Analogs and Phthalocyanine-Semiconductor Nanoparticles Systems for Photovoltaic Devices”. Awarded with the “Cum Laude” qualification, this PhD thesis was developed within the Bioengineering Doctoral Program under the direction of Prof. Ángela Sastre Santos and Prof. Juan Javier Ortiz Carricondo. We congratulate Vicente and wish him all the best for his future career.
20/01/2016 | Investiture of Tomás Torres as Doctor Honoris Causa and Phthalocyanines and Close Friends Symposium
This year, Professor Tomás Torres will be celebrating the 65th anniversary of his birth. Taking advantage of this occasion and to recognize his outstanding scientific contributions we have organized an international symposium and have promoted his investiture as Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche.
We cordially invite you to enjoy the half-day symposium, Phthalocyanines and Close Friends, that will take place January 27th, 2016, at the Centro de Congresos Ciutat d’Elx, in Elche (Alicante - Spain). This scientific act will be followed next day by the investiture as Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche at the Gran Teatro de Elche.
The power conversion efficiency of CdSe and CdS quantum dot sensitized solar cells is enhanced by passivation with asymmetrically substituted phthalocyanines. The introduction of the phthalocyanine dye increases the efficiency up to 45% for CdSe and 104% for CdS. The main mechanism causing this improvement is the quantum dot passivation. This study highlights the possibilities of a new generation of dyes designed to be directly linked to QDs instead of the TiO2 electrodes.