Sara Marques completed her degree in September 2004 in Mechatronics Engineering. Her professional life began with an internship at Siemens S.A. – Electrical Switchboard factory in Corroios, Portugal. At the end 2005, she entered ATEC– Training Academy for Industry as assistant coordinator from Industrial Maintenance Technician (Mechatronics) and as trainer in the field of electricity and electronics. In 2007 she was part of the preparing course to enter Volkswagen Autoeuropa (New Engineers Course) by ATEC, and at that year-end she integrated the Strategic Industrial Engineering department in Volkswagen Autoeuropa. With the purpose of deepening her knowledge in the industrial field area, she entered MITPortugal Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing (EDAM) area, in Advanced Studies Course Technology Management Enterprise (TME).
From September 2009 is a researcher in IDMEC, Instituto Superior Técnico, as PhD student (MITPortugal – Leaders for Technical Industries), performing research in the fields of vehicle life-cycle analysis, sustainability, rating methodologies and automotive energy management.