CRISTINA FREIRE is Full Professor at the University of Porto (Portugal), in the Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Since 7th April 2016, she is the Head of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Researcher at Laboratório Associado para a Química Verde at REQUIMTE (LAQV@REQUIMTE) . She is the scientific coordinator of the Research Group - CATALYSIS & FUNCTIONAL AND SMART MATERIALS, which belongs to the thematic line - FUNCTIONAL MOLECULES AND MATERIALS FOR SUSTAINABILITY.
Member of the Managment Committee of COST ACTION CM-1203 Polyoxometalate Chemistry for Molecular Nanoscience (PoCheMoN): http://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/cmst/Actions/CM1203.
Scientific consultant of Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials (CeNTI), V. N. Famalicão, Portugal.
Member of the Advisory Board of the program: UT Austin|Portugal, International Collaboratory for Emerging Technologies, CoLab.
Co-founder and CEO of INNOVCAT Ltd, a technology-based start-up (March 2015), which aims to carry out research & development, production and commercialization of solid catalysts and innovative functional materials for industrial applications in several areas (www.innovcat.pt).