M.F. Montemor obtained her Ph.D. from the TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF LISBON, in 1995. She Full professor at the department of Chemical Engineering, researcher at CQE and Vice President of Instituto Superior Técnico. M.F. Montemor is co-author of more than 250 scientific papers published in International journals and more than 300 works presented in international and national congresses. Actually her h index is 56. She is Editor of the Elsevier Journal “Applied Surface Science”. Scientific interests include the development of functional surface coatings for multipurpose applications in different fields such as surface protection and energy storage.