Luísa Margarida Martins got her Chemical Engineering degree (1990), Ph.D. (1996) and Habilitation (2015) from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, where she is now Associate Professor. She is Researcher (Core Member) at Centro de Química Estrutural (Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis Group) of IST since 1992 and member of the Research Core Team and of the Executive Committee of the PhD programme - Catalysis and Sustainability.

Prof. Martins has authored more than 125 international refereed papers (h index 30, > 2100 citations), 13 Portuguese and international patents, 5 book chapters, more than 270 presentations at national and international meetings, and supervised several PhD and MSc students.

Her research broadly focuses on the application of green chemistry and engineering principles in the innovative design of products and sustainable processes. Her main interests range over functionalized materials (in particular, involving C-scorpionates), catalysis (homogeneous, supported or nano- catalysis), and electrochemistry.

She is FRSC, member of ISE, serves as an Associate Editor of the RSC journal RSC Advances and is the President of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society.