Adriano Moehlecke

Schools: School of Technology
Graduate Programs: Material Engineering and Technology Graduate Program
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He received the B. S. degree in physics and the M. S. degree in mechanical engineering from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1987 and 1991, respectively. In 1996 received the Ph. D. degree in photovoltaic engineering from Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain. He coordinates, together with Prof. Dr. Izete Zanesco, the Solar Energy Technology Nucleus of the School of Sciences of PUCRS. Dr. Moehlecke is currently professor of the School of Sciences and of the Postgraduate Program in Materials Engineering and Technology. He published more than 130 research papers in international and national journals and congresses in the field of photovoltaic solar energy. He coordinates several R&D projects with external support in the field of solar cells, photovoltaic modules and photovoltaic systems. The Ph.D. dissertation received a prize from the Polytechnic University due to outstanding contributions to the field of silicon solar cell fabrication. In 2002 he received a National Prize (Young Scientist Award) for contributions on cost effective process to produce silicon solar cells. The R&D project entitled "Pilot Plant for the Production of Photovoltaic Modules with National Technology / CB-Solar", coordinated by Prof. Adriano Moehlecke and Prof. Izete Zanesco, was the winner of the II Best Universities Award - 2006, in the category of innovation and sustainability, promoted by the magazine publisher “Editora Abril” and bank “Banco Real”.

Areas of interest


Concentration Areas and Lines Research

Engineering and Materials Technology

- Semiconductors and photovoltaic cells

Materials and Related Processes

- Semiconductors and Solar Cells

Research Structures

Research Center

- Solar Energy Research Center (CB-Solar)

Research Group

- Nucleus of Technology in Solar Energy (NT-SOLAR)

Research Core

- Solar Energy Technology Nucleus (NT-SOLAR)