1. He was developed work in the area of energy systems that directly or indirectly involve hydrogen storage technologies and electricity and thermal energy conversion technologies.
2. In the technologies directly related to hydrogen: experimental studies were carried out to characterize and improve the performance of several, hydrogen fuel cells.
He was designed and built one test bench allows to characterize fuel cells up to 2.5 kW power.
3. This test bench allows even to characterize the performance of lithium batteries, supercapacitors and photovoltaic panels.
4. He was also projected and built a redox flow battery for electrical energy storage. This technology allows an increase in durability to approximately 10 times, compared with traditional stationary storage technologies (lead acid batteries). The redox flow battery still allow the dissociation of the electricity capacity storage and the power in opposition to the conventional batteries, so they are very promising technological solutions for the future electric storage.
5. Currently, he was also responsible for the development of a water gas shift reactor (WGS) to test the longevity of a catalyst, for two periods of 100 hours each. These durability tests of catalysts is a part of the European project called Nemesis 2 + - Hydrogen production and refueling stations from diesel and biodiesel; Joint Technology Initiatives - Seventh Framework Programme.
6. Another aspect of his research effort focuses on further guidance and co-supervision of Master and co-supervision of a PhD thesis. The results from these studies originated published articles, in co-authored and submitted with the students as well as other members of the group in which he is integrated.
7. He want to highlight his effort dedicated to scientific conferences: Hyceltec 2011 III Iberian Symposium on Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Advanced Batteries, Zaragoza and Hyceltec 2013 IV Iberian Symposium on Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Advanced Batteries, Estoril, Portugal, where he moderate some sessions of the conferences he did some work review of articles.
8. He have also undertaken work on the standards of acceptance of technologies involving hydrogen. These studies allow him to understand the underlying dynamics of end-use applications in complex systems in the chain of hydrogen energy.
9. Process development for the production and characterization of sodium silicide (NaSi). This material reacts with water in a controlled manner allowing the production of hydrogen on the conditions of room temperature and normal pressure, since April 2013.
10. Synthesis and characterization of porous electrodes on glassy carbon, for later use in PEM fuel cells, PEM electrolysers, and vanadium redox flow batteries. The glassy carbon electrodes have high corrosion resistance, electrical conductivity comparable to conductive metals, high thermal conductivity and high mechanical resistance, since January 2013.
11. Hydrogen production with pulsed current through a proton exchange membrane electrolyzer; development of electronic circuitry to generate a pulsed current and thus increase efficiency of hydrogen production; This work results in the co-supervision of a master's thesis, among January 2013 to October 2013.
12. Development of a pyrolysis laboratory reactor to convert biomass into bio-oil; This work results in the co-supervision of a master's thesis, between October 2012 and October 2013.
13. Co-supervisor of a PhD thesis entitled: "Impact of infrastructure and supply chains in energy use and CO2 emissions of new light-duty vehicle technologies - A life cycle perspective", from November 2010 to the present day.
14. Integration and characterization of a 100 Watts fuel cell in an experimental prototype boat known as Hidrocat. The boat incorporates several technologies for production and storage of energy: solar panels, lithium batteries, fuel cells and metal hydrides for hydrogen storage, from March to Septembers 2010.
15. Experimental studies in small reforming reactors: catalytic study and numerical simulation of hydrogen production from the reforming reaction of methanol and ethanol since March 2010.
16. Development of test bench for characterizing fuel cell up to a power output of 2.5 kW. Characterization studies and optimization of the operation 1kW PEM fuel cells, since November 2009.
17. Project collaboration Shell Eco Marathon: modification and integration of a fuel cell PEM 1.2 kW in a 100% electric vehicle that aims to maximize vehicle range by optimizing the stack operation since March 2009.
18. Development of the first Portuguese redox flow battery prototype; preparation of electrolyte with vanadium oxide in H2SO4 by simplified process (viability analysis for patent submission); design and construction of individual cell; characterization tests of the cell through charge/ discharge studies, since March 2008.