M. Fátima C. Guedes da Silva is Associate Professor with Habillitation, at Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal. She is the Coordinator of the research group of Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis of the Centro de Química Estrutural, member of the Coordination Commission of this Centre and of the Directive Board of the Catalysis and Sustainability (CATSUS) PhD program.
Her main research interests include: structural determination, by X-ray diffraction analysis, of metal complexes and organic compounds, metal polynuclear assemblies and supramolecular structures; activation, by transition metal centres, of small molecules with biological, pharmacological, environmental or industrial significance; metal mediated synthesis and catalysis (in aqueous, organic or ionic liquid media); molecular electrochemistry and electrocatalysis; mechanistic investigation of fast reactions mainly by digital simulation of cyclic voltammetry.
She co-authored over 285 research publications, 12 patents, and presented 16 invited lectures at international conferences. Her work has received ca. 6,800 citations, h-index = 43 (Web of Science).
She was awarded the Prize of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society (2013) and the Scientific Prize ULisboa/Caixa Geral de Depósitos (2017).