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Sampaio, Renato

Renato Neiva, Ph.D. Sampaio

Renato Neiva, Ph.D. Sampaio

Senior Research Scientist

   Murray Hall 2202B


Dr. Renato Sampaio serves as the CHASE lead research staff member in solar fuels product analysis, managing the Spectroscopy User Facilities and Hub instrumentation and providing solar fuels product analysis expertise for collaborative research projects across the Hub.


Ph.D. Physics, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil, 2014

M.S. Physics, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil, 2010

B.S. Business, Faculdade Pitagoras, 2009

B.S. Physics, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil, 2008

Personal Interests

News & Publications

Researchers in the UNC Chemistry Department are using semiconductors to harvest and convert the sun’s energy into high-energy compounds that have the potential to produce environmentally friendly fuels.


Photovoltages for hydrogen-terminated p-Si(111) in an acetonitrile electrolyte were quantified with methyl viologen [1,1′-(CH3)2-4,4′-bipyridinium](PF6)2, abbreviated MV2+, and [Ru(bpy)3](PF6)2, where bpy is 2,2′-bipyridine, that respectively undergo two and three one-electron transfer reductions.


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