Luísa Margarida Martins got her Chemical Engineering degree (1990), Ph.D (1996) and Habilitation in Chemistry (2015) from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, where she is now Associate Professor.
From 1996 to 2018 she was Adjunct Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL), Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, and Vice-President of the said Department from 2014 to 2018.
She is Researcher (Core Member) at Centro de Química Estrutural (Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis Group) of Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, since 1992, and member of the Research Core Team and of the Executive Committee of the PhD programme - Catalysis and Sustainability (CATSUS, 2014-2022).
She is also member of the Safety Commission of Centro de Química Estrutural of IST.
Luísa’s research broadly focuses on the application of green chemistry and engineering principles in the innovative design of products and sustainable processes. Her main interests range over functionalized materials (in particular, involving C-scorpionates), catalysis (homogeneous, supported or nano-catalysis), and electrochemistry.
In 2017 Luísa has been awarded the Scientific Excellence Prize IPL-CGD for the Areas of Technology and Engineering in recognition of her scientific productivity and impact along the last three years.
She is FRSC, member of ISE and President of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society. (SPE).