Vanessa Guimarães was born in 1985. She was graduated at the Faculty of Sciences in the University of Porto in Chemistry in 2008. She received her M.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Faculty of Sciences at the University of Porto in 2010 and her Ph.D. in the research field of environmental geochemisty in 2016. The Ph. D. project was focused on the potential use of different clay minerals for the confinement of radionuclides in a waste repository and for the treatment of contaminated radioactive wastewaters. In recent years, her research is mainly focus in the field of nanocomposites based on natural geomaterials: Study of stability and reactivity of clay minerals and development of heterogeneous catalysts based on their metal doped nanocomposites. More recently, my research is also centered in the application of heterogeneous photo-catalysis processes in the treatment of winery wastewaters.