Luísa Marques received the Chemistry degree in 2007 and master degree in Applied Chemistry in 2008 from University of Évora (Uev). She finished her PhD in Chemistry, in 2015, from the same university. Her PhD research was aligned with founding member (Uev) of the Portuguese Technology Platform for Reduction in CO2 Emissions (PTCO2). Afterwards, she worked at Valorpneu - Sociedade de Gestão de Pneus, as a chemistry, where she validated methods referenced in the standard (document (EN 14243-2)) prepared by the European Committee for Standardization/Project Committee 366 (CEN/PC 366).
Between 2016 and 2017, she made management support at KIC InnoEnergy - International Affairs Office, of International Master Program (Clean Fossil technologies and alternative fuels). In parallel, an invitation from Prof. M.F. Montemor brought her back to chemistry research to do a Postdoc at laboratories of the Corrosion Science and Engineering of Surfaces of the Structural Chemistry Centre in Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, in collaboration with Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Porto.
Since 2017, she works as post-doctoral researcher in LARSyS (LAboratory of Robotics and SYStems in Engineering and Science) in Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research (IN+), Laboratory of Thermofluids, Combustion and Energy Systems, at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, with supervising Prof. Edgar Caetano Fernandes. As a researcher, her main concern has been the promotion of climate change mitigation and of a more efficient and safer performance in the environmental sector with new nanomaterials.
Her research activities have resulted in the publication of 9 peer-reviewed journal papers, 21 conference proceeding papers, 10 conference communications, 14 posters in international and national conferences. On the teaching component, Luísa has successfully co-supervised 7 M.Sc. students (Mechanical Engineering).