Sofia Bruno studied chemistry at the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon (FCUL) until 2004. She completed her PhD in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Aveiro, under the direction of Professor Isabel S. Gonçalves and Professor Paulo Ribeiro Claro in 2009. Afterwards she was XRD technician for 6 months at the Central Analytical Laboratory at the University of Aveiro. In November 2009 she started her postdoctorate fellow under the direction of Dr. Anabela A. Valente and Dr. Martyn Pillinger at the associated laboratory, CICECO - Centre for research in Ceramic composites and materials. Until 2018, Sofia has published a total of 35 SCI papers (26 of which published after her PhD) presenting an h-index of 14. Recently, she has become referee for the Comptes Rendus Chimie. Additionally, Sofia participated in several international and national conferences with 6 oral presentations and 38 poster presentations.