Maria do Céu Mendes de Sousa is a graduate of chemistry, from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal, in 2007. She received M.s. degree in 2009 and Ph.D degree in 2015 from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro. Present is a pos-doc researcher in the field of organic chemistry focused on the synthesis and characterization of photochromic compounds. She works in Centre Chemistry of Vila Real.