M. Fátima C. Guedes da Silva is Associate Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa. Her research activity follows a general streamline that usually starts with the design and synthesis of novel coordination compounds, then evolving to their eventual application by exploring structure-properties (including reactivity) - function (application) relationships.  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; molecular electrochemistry and electrocatalysis; mechanistic investigation of fast reactions mainly by digital simulation of cyclic voltammetry. She co-authored over 337 research publications and 13 patents. Her work received ca. 6,800 citations (based on 319 publications), h-index = 51. She was awarded the Scientific Prize Universidade de Lisboa / Caixa Geral de Depósitos and the Scientific Prize of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society.