Carlos Moyses Graca Araujo
Carlos’ research focuses on theoretical modeling of energy relevant compounds using approaches based on density functional theory. As a postdoctoral fellow with the YCEI, he worked with leading academics in elucidating the physical-chemical principles of photoelectrocatalysts for applications in clean and renewable energy systems, with focus on water splitting and virtual hydrogen storage reactions. Recent publications relating to this work include:
Mehmed Z. Ertem, Steven J. Konezny, C. Moyses Araujo, and Victor S. Batista, Functional Role of Pyridinium during Aqueous Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 on Pt(111) . J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 4, 745 (2013)
C. Moyses Araujo, Davide L. Simone, Steven J. Konezny, Aaron Shim, Robert H. Crabtree, Grigorii L. Soloveichik and Victor S. Batista, Fuel selection for regenerative organic fuel cell/flow battery: thermodynamics consideration. Energy & Environmental Science, 5, 9534 (2012).
Carolos received his B.S. and M.Sc. degrees in Physics from Federal University of Bahia, Brazil, and PhD degree, in Condensed Matter Physics, from University of Uppsala, Sweden. He has also held research fellowship positions at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, and at University of Uppsala. He has won three research awards in Sweden, viz., Benzelius prize, Ångstrom Premium, and Bjurzon’s Premium. Carlos is currently a Researcher in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University.