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 350 research publications and 13 patents. h-index = 55 (Web of Science).

Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC) since July 2021.

Prizes: Scientific Prize Universidade de Lisboa / Caixa Geral de Depósitos (2017), as the scientifically most productive member of this University in Chemical and Chemical Engineering Sciences in the last quinquennial; Excellence in Teaching Diploma, IST (2017); Scientific Prize of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society(SPE2013) awarded by this Society within the celebrations of its 30 years anniversary, recognizing the scientific achievements in the Electrochemistry science and the role played for the development of the Society.