Born Nov. 1964. Degree in Chem. Eng. FEUP, 1987. PhD Chem. Eng. Mar. 1996. Coordinator Professor at the School of Engineering (ISEP) of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP), Sub-Director of the Chemical Engineering Depart. of ISEP for the Infrastructures and Facilities (2014-2016). Director of The Master Course in Sustainable Energies of ISEP (Mechanical Eng. Depart.), since March 2013. Technical expert for the ANINOV (Agência Nacional de Inovação). Technical Expert for the USDOA (SBIR program). Technical expert for the Israeli Dep. Agricult. Reviewer for African Journal of Biotechnology, Algal Research, Bioenergy Research, Bioresource Technology, Biotechnology Journal, Water Science & Technology, Fuel, Energy, Energy & Fuels, Clean Technologies & Environmental Policy, Journal of Biotechnology, JAOCS, Sustainability, Waste and Biomass Valorization, etc. She has authored or co-authored +150 conference and journal papers with referee process, 11 book chapters, and was the invited lecturer of several conferences. Her research interests include biofuels production, waste & biomass valorization, microalgae production and valorization, education on sustainability. Member of Organizing Committee of 7JTIR, 8JTIR, 9JTIR, 1st ISWA/APESB Beacon Conference (Lobito), 2nd ISWA/APESB Beacon Conference (Luanda). She was the Program Chair of ICEER 2016 (Barcelona) and is the Conference Chair of ICEER 2017.