Luísa Margarida Martins is Full Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department (DEQ) of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.
She is the coordinator of the scientific area Synthesis, Molecular Structure and Chemical Analysis of DEQ and Coordinator of the PhD in Chemistry.
Luísa develops her research (since 1992) at Centro de Química Estrutural (CQE), Institute of Molecular Sciences, of IST.
She is the PI of the thematic line SYNCat - Synthesis, Catalysis and Reactivity and member of the Coordination Commission of this Centre.
She is also member of the Research Core Team and of the Executive Committee of the CATSUS - Catalysis and Sustainability PhD program.
Luísa's research focuses on the application of green chemistry principles to provide improved (cost-effective, energy-efficient, sustainable, and scalable) catalytic processes for the synthesis of large-scale commodities (e.g., acetic and adipic acids), the fixation of carbon dioxide (e.g., into methanol or carbonates), and biomass valorisation (e.g., into biopolymers).
Luísa is team leader in designing sustainable homogeneous and/or single-site heterogenous catalysts and combine them with unconventional synthetic strategies and computational studies. Her preferred catalysts are the C-scorpionate complexes. She is also very keen of molecular electrochemistry and electrocatalysis.
In 2022 Luísa was awarded the Scientific Prize University of Lisbon / CGD Bank (Chemistry and Chemical Engineering areas).
In 2022 and 2021 Luísa was included in the list of highly cited researchers worldwide, falling within the top 2% in her field - career-long impact, by Stanford University.
In 2021 and 2020 Luísa was awarded Honorary Distinctions for the Areas of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering at the 2020 and 2019 (respectively) editions of the Scientific Prize University of Lisbon / CGD Bank.
In 2020 the University of Stanford included Luisa in the list of highly cited researchers worldwide - impact throughout 2019.
In 2017 Luísa has been awarded the Scientific Excellence Prize IPL-CGD for the Areas of Technology and Engineering (in recognition of her scientific productivity and impact along the last three years).
She is FRSC, member of ACS and ISE, and the former President of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society (SPE).
Since 2023 Luísa is the Vice President of the Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ).
She is FRSC.
She also served as Associate Editor of RSC Advances, Royal Society of Chemistry (2015 - 2018).
She is member of ISE and member of the Directive Board of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society (SPE, Treasurer: 2009-2014, President: 2014-18).
- over 200 peer-reviewed papers: h index = 43 (WoS)
- 13 patents (PT, EP and WO)
- 1 book (Ed.)
- 15 invited book chapters
- over 350 conference presentations (over 50 invited oral communications)
Researcher ID.: G-6210-2011
Scopus Author ID: 8650947800
Ciência ID: E218-E297-A4EA