Efacec Engenharia e Sistemas (EFACEC ENG)

Efacec Engenharia e Sistemas is a Portuguese private company with worldwide presence. Our portfolio includes a wide range of projects in three different areas:

  • Environment
  • Engineer/contracting
  • Renewable Energy

In this particular area of Renewable Energy, Efacec is positioned in all domains as a promoter, main contractor, installer or equipment supplier.
To keep a strong position on the international market we are continually developing new products and solutions to our clients. This is a priority area to this business unit that dedicates a significant amount of its annual budget to R&D projects, and strong partnerships with both Portuguese and international partners.

Efacec will add value to this project with its R&D capacity and know-how and experience on the international market that can complement the research work done by the Universities.

Person in charge of the project: Vitorino Rocha

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University of Ulm (UULM)

UUlm is a public university located in the South German state of Baden-Württemberg and is ranked among one of the world top universities. The major focus of the university is on natural sciences, medicine and the engineering and computer sciences. UUlm has over 9,000 students studying in various disciplines. The University has been able to esta- blish numerous research programs and collaborative research centers both in basic and applied research with successful outcomes. UUlm provides an excellent basis for graduate and postgraduate program and making it very attractive for international students and scientific exchange programs.

At UUlm, the project will be carried out at the Institute of Organic Chemistry II and Advanced Materials (IOC2) which is a part of natural sciences. IOC2 has enormous ex- perience in the development of organic semiconducting materials for various types of solar cell applications including, organic photovoltaics (vacuum and solution processed), dye-sensitized solar cells (n-type and p-type), and more recently on the hole transport materials for perovskite solar cells. The infrastructure of the institute provides access to state-of-the art laboratory facility for synthetic work, analytical equipment for material purifications and characterizations. IOC2 has all equipment available, which is necessary for the undertaking of the proposed project. The instruments available are: 400 MHz and 500 MHz NMR spectrometer, high resolution mass spectrometry (equipped with MALDI-TOF and CI source), high pressure liquid chromatography (analytical and semi- preparative, recycling), gel permeation chromatography (analytical and recycling), size-exclusion chromatography, GC, GC-MS. In addition, IOC2 also has facility for opto- electronic characterizations which includes: UV-Vis spectrophotometer, spectro- fluorometer, IR-spectrophotometer, cyclic voltammetry, spectro-electrochemistry, investigation of thermal properties (differential scanning calorimetry, thermal gravimetric analysis).

Person in charge of the project: Prof. Peter Bäuerle

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Contact: [email protected]

Work Package 1: Project management

Leader: Universidade do Porto

Work package 2: Development of new light absorbers with extraordinary properties

Leader: CNRS

Work package 3: Development of HTMs with enhanced charge transport properties

Leader: Universität Ulm

Work package 4: Novel structures of oxide scaffold materials

Leader: EPFL

Work package 5: Lab-device design, assembling and testing

Leader: Universidade do Porto

Work package 6: Large-device design and assembling

Leader: DyeSol UK

Work package 7: Project exploitation, Dissemination and communication

Leader: IChF PAN