Luísa Margarida Martins is an Integrated Member (since 1992) of CQE - Centro de Química Estrutural - of IST. She is the coordinator 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 in the innovative design and synthesis of (homogeneous and heterogenized) catalysts towards the development of efficient catalytic processes of industrial significance such as the sustainable synthesis of large-scale commodities (e.g., acetic and adipic acids) or the production of fuels from captured carbon dioxide. Her preferred catalysts are C-scorpionate metal complexes. She also very keen of molecular electrochemistry.
- over 200 peer-reviewed papers: h index = 43 (WoS)
- 13 patents (WO, EP and PT)
- 1 book (Ed.)
- 15 invited book chapters
- over 390 conference presentations (over 60 invited oral communications)
Luísa is FRSC
senior member of OE - Ordem dos Engenheiros,
and the former President of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society (SPE).