Luísa Margarida Martins
President of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society
Structural Chemistry Center - Group V Higher Technical Institute
Luísa Margarida Martins was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1966. She got her Graduation in Chemical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon in 1990 and her Ph.D. in Chemistry (with Distinction) from the same University in 1996. In 2015, she got the Habilitation in Chemistry from University of Lisbon. She was appointed (1996) as Adjunct Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL), Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon. She is also the Vice-President of the said Department. 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, 2014-2018).
Design of functionalized C-scorpionates; Activation, by transition metal centres, of C-scorpionates and water-soluble phosphines; Synthesis of new biomimetic transition metal complexes and search for their applications in catalysis, medicinal and environmental chemistry; Aqueous chemistry: synthetic and catalytic processes in aqueous media; hydrosoluble bioactive and catalytic materials.