M.F. Montemor graduated in Chemical Engineering at INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TÉCNICO (IST), the school of engineering of the TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF LISBON in 1989 and obtained her Ph.D., also from the TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF LISBON, in 1995.
Her research objectives are focused in the area of new surface functionalization strategies and development of novel coatings for improved performance of metallic parts (steels, Mg and Al alloys) used in various sectors such as transportation (automotive and aeronautics), construction (building and off shore), biomedical (bioresorbable implants) and energy production and storage (fuel cells, hydrogen storage, hybrid batteries and supercapacitors). This strategy aims at valorising metallic materials in conventional and novel Hi-Tech applications.
She is co-author of 17 book chapters, more than 200 scientific papers published in International journals and above 250 works presented in international and national congresses. Her h index is 52.
Presently, Full Professor in the Department Of Chemical Engineering and researcher at CQE and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Instituto Superior Técnico
She is Immediate Past President of the European Federation of Corrosion for the period 2015-2016.
She was President of the Board of Directors of KIC Innoenergy Iberia for the period 2016-2017.
Editor of the Elsevier Journal “Applied Surface Science”.
Expert of the TGS5 committee (RFCS-Cordis-EC).