Monitoring PhD Student Progress 

PhD Programme on Information and Communications Technology (DocTIC)

University of Vigo

Date: June 11, 2021

Place: Salón de actos & atlanTTic corridor – EE de Telecomunicación


Procedure of evaluation 



June 11,  2021 (Friday)


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 Place: Salón de actos



 Dr. Rebeca P. Díaz Redondo

 Head of the EE Telecomunicación

 Prof. Manuel García Sánchez

 DocTIC coordinator

 Place: Salón de actos


 Poster session 1 with spotlights

 Chairperson: Dr. Mónica Fernández Barciela


  • Spotlights: Salón de actos
  • Posters: atlanTTic corridor

 Lecture by Dr. Katarzyna Znajdek

 Flexible photovoltaics and textronics in mobile applications

 Chairperson: Prof. Iñigo Cuiñas

 Place: Salón de actos

 12:15 -13:45

 Poster session 2 with spotlights

 Chairperson: Dr. Ana Fernández Vilas


  • Spotlights: Salón de actos
  • Posters: atlanTTic corridor


Invited speaker

 Dr. Katarzyna Znajdek

 Lodz University of Technology

 Lecture topic  

 Flexible photovoltaics and textronics in mobile applications

 Lecture summary                

The lecture will be focused on flexible photovoltaic cells, their principal structures and materials as well as existing and possible applications of those device as energy sources for mobile usage purposes. Additionally, we will concentrate on the integration of flexible, lightweight solar cells into the textile structure, which will introduce us to the textronics as a field of research combining electronics, computer science, textile engineering, control engineering and metrology.

We will look back to the past and discover how it started, then discuss what is going on in this field today and finally, try to answer the question what awaits for us in the future. If you are curious of this journey, welcome onboard.

 Short Bio

Katarzyna Znajdek is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Semiconductor and Optoelectronic Devices at the Faculty of Electrical, Electronic, Computer and Control Engineering at Lodz University of Technology. She received her PhD in 2014 defending the thesis entitled “Flexible photovoltaic cells” with honorable mention.

Her scientific interests are focused mainly on flexible photovoltaics. She is associated with the manufacturing technologies of flexible solar cells, improvement of their structure and efficiency, as well as their integration with textile elements and items of everyday use. In this field she is an author and co-author of numerous scientific papers, conference reports, one patent received and several applications. She was a principal investigator in two scientific grants and is currently a team leader of one international and one domestic project conducted in cooperation with industrial partner. Dr. Katarzyna Znajdek holds several awards for outstanding research activities including prizes of ‘Scientist of the Future’ and ‘Distinguished for Intelligent Development’, as well as a Scholarship for Outstanding Young Scientist granted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland.

In didactics she teaches courses on renewable energies, photovoltaics, and flexible electronics, as well as leads interdisciplinary international projects. She practices innovative teaching methods and lifelong learning. She took part in several projects regarding novel education techniques, such as Design Thinking, Problem Based Learning, Research Based Learning, Case Teaching as well as their mixtures, where she was a mentor and took part in the development of the training courses, curricula and teaching materials.

She gained her extended international research and teaching experience through the collaboration with such institutions as: INSA Lyon in France, Australian National University in Canberra, University of Alberta in Canada, University College London in UK, University of Vigo in Spain, Arctic University of Norway and New York University in USA.

Dr. Katarzyna Znajdek is an open and proactive person. She likes sports, traveling and exploring new areas of life, science and world.

Session 1

Name Committee
Campbell Hernández, Edward Lázaro 3
Candal Ventureira David 3
Duarte Pinto, Nelson Filipe 1
González Castro, Lorena 1
Hussian, Khawar 3
Lestayo Martínez Tomás 3
López Valcárcel, Luis Antonio 4
Melo Figueiredo Nuno 4
Nogueira Marques, Rui 1
Ortega Fernandez, Ines 1
Otero Gonzalez Ivan 4
Pacheco Lorenzo, Moises 4

Session 2

Name Committee
Álvarez Outerelo David 4
Álvarez Pérez, David 3
Carvalhido Lomba, Emanuel António  4
Liz Domínguez Martín 3
López Escobar, Juan José  4
Ramírez Sánchez, José Manuel 1
Riobó Prieto, Miguel 3
Sánchez Rama, Brais  4
Tian , Yu 1
Vázquez Enríquez, Manuel 3
Voskerchyan Voskerchyan, Vahram 1


List of students unable to attend

An on-line session will be arranged with the committee to proceed with the evaluation

Name Committee
Adat Vasudevan, Vipindev  1
Adel Amr 4
Akhtar, Tafseer 1
Bessa Almeida, Hugo Pedro 3
Costa Pazo Artur 3
Delgado Von Eitzen, Jaime Christian 4
Dong, Jiaxing 4
Elgeddawy Yasser Hosny Hussein 4
España Villegas, Carmelo Branimir 3
Espozo Espinoza Juan Eloy 1
Fondo Ferreiro Pablo 4
Forde Eoin, Peter 1
Garcia Davalos Alexander 3
Guerrero Vasquez Luis Fernando 1
Lomba Malta, Silvestre 3
Maged Moustafa Kamel MennaAllah 1
Massella, Damiano 1
Meira Ferrao Luis Ricardo Manuel 4
Nieto Díaz José Manuel 3
Oliveira Rodrigues, José Augusto 1
Pérez Cabo David 3
Pinto da Silva Ulisses Joao 4
Rodríguez Ortiz, Miguel Angel 3
Román Portabales Antón 3
Serpa Andrade Luis 4
Troncoso Costas, Marcos 1
Volpini, Andrea 1

Procedure for the Evaluation of the RESEARCH PLAN or ANNUAL DEFENCE


PhD Program on Information and Communications Technology of the University of Vigo

Academic year 2020-21

Approved by the Academic Committee (CAPD) on May 5, 2021


General Considerations:

  1. This activity is compulsory for all the students enrolled in the academic year.
  2. The working language is English.
  3. A rubric for evaluation is approved by the Academic Committee of the PhD program (CAPD). This rubric will be used for all students. Nevertheless, evaluation committees will take into consideration the actual dedication of the students: Full- time students, Part-time students, etc. This rubric is in Annex 1.
  4. This rubric will be completed by the Evaluation Committee, and by the advisor(s) of the thesis. In case of more than one advisor, all advisors must agree on a single rubric.
  5. The Evaluation Committee will propose a Score to the Academic Committee of the PhD Program. CAPD will be in charge of delivering the final score.
  6. Each student will be assigned to one of the evaluation committees. This assignment is made by the CAPD.
  7. There will be three Evaluation Committees:

Committee no 1

  • María Soledad Torres
  • Rebeca Díaz Redondo
  • Manuel Caeiro Rodríguez

Committee no 3

  • Eduardo Rodríguez Banga
  • Pedro S. Rodríguez Hernández
  • Inés García-Tuñón Blanca

Committee no 4

  • Antonio Pena Giménez
  • Manuel Fernández Veiga
  • Martín López Nores


Evaluation procedure and calendar:

  1. All students must prepare a poster. The pdf file of the poster must be uploaded to the Moovi server by 14:00 (CET) of May 31, 2021, Monday. Your file should be named as Poster_2021_Name_FamilyNames.pdf. DocTIC will be in charge of the printing of the poster for those students who will attend the session.
  2. Those students unable to attend the workshop will let the DocTIC coordinator know by answering the corresponding survey in Moovi by May 31, 2021, Monday, explaining the reason for his/her absence. Upon acceptance, one member of the corresponding evaluation committee will contact the student in order to set up an appointment for on-line evaluation. The students will receive the instructions about how the evaluation will be conducted. These students do not have to send the slide.
  3. The advisors must upload one rubric by May 31, 2021, Monday to the Moovi server. A positive evaluation by the advisor is required to continue the evaluation procedure. The file should be named as Rubric_2021_Name_FamilyNames.pdf.
  4. Students attending the evaluation day must upload to the Moovi server one slide of the poster presentation (just 1 page in landscape orientation) by 14:00 (CET) of June 7, 2021, Monday.
  5. The evaluation by the committees will take place during the poster sessions of the workshop (June 11, 2021, Friday).
  6. The evaluation committees will deliver the score by June 21, 2020, Monday. Those students who fail will be granted with a two-week period to correct the observed deficiencies.

Instructions for the preparation of the material


  • Poster orientation should be portrait (vertical).
  • Poster size should be A0 (841 mm x 1189 mm).
  • The title should be ideally in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, 72 pt. font. Author, Thesis Advisor(s) and affiliation  should be in 42 pt. font
  • Use colour for highlighting and to make your poster attractive.
  • Use pictures, diagrams, figures, etc., rather than only text wherever possible.
  • Minimum font size for all text: 24 pt.
  • Sections to be included:
    • Motivation of the work
    • Thesis Objectives
    • Research Plan
    • Results & Discussions (if available yet)
    • Next Year Planning
    • References


At the beginning of each Poster session, the students will have the opportunity to show 1 (ONE) slide in landscape orientation MAXIMUM to focus attention on the topic of their poster.  Please note that this slide is not meant to cover the whole research, BUT ONLY HIGHLIGHT THE MAJOR GOALS OF THE THESIS WORK.

This slide (in a pdf file) must be uploaded to the Moovi server.

Annex1. Rubric: 

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May 31, Monday


Uploading the poster describing the research plan to Moovi

May 31, Monday


Upload evaluation (rubric) to Moovi

May 31, Monday


Notice of no attendance to the poster session

June 7, Monday

Students attending the poster session

Upload of the slide

June 11, Friday


Poster session

June 21, Monday


Delivery of  evaluation (rubrics)




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