Maria Manuela Silva


Biographical note

She has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Lisbon since 1996. She has a JTI (2 years) JD in Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry from the ITN / INETI since 1996 and holds a degree in Chemistry from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon since 1989.

Since September 2013 she has been Director of the Higher Education School Almeida Garrett since September 2013 and has been the Director of the Basic Education Degree since October 2007. She has been a Coordinating Professor at ESEAG since 1997 and teaches in undergraduate and master’s degree courses of teacher training and educators curricular units of Chemistry, Physics, Experimental Sciences, Ecology and Environment, Experimental Teaching of Sciences, Techniques and Laboratory Safety, and Food, also conducting Master’s dissertations related to Experimental Teaching Sciences.

She has been a representative of Portugal in the Management Committee of COST ACTION CA 15221 since 2016 and has been a representative of Portugal in WG1 of COST ACTION TD1304 since 2014. He was Portugal’s representative in the WG4 of Cost ACTION F0905 and in the Management Committee of COST ACTION FA 0906, from 2010 to 2014.

She is the Director of the Research and Publications Center of ESEAG and is a member of GEOBIOTEC and a member of the integrated CeiED. She integrates 5 editorial boards and 6 reviews boards of international research journals.

She was Director of the Masters in Teaching of the 1st Cycle of Basic Education and of the Masters in Teaching of the 1st and 2nd Cycle of Basic Education, from 2010 to 2015. She was President of the Pedagogical Council for several years. Coordinated the Bachelor Professors of 2ºCEB var. Mathematics and Sciences (2000-2006), was Coordinator of the Disciplinary Group. Sciences of Nature (2000-2008). She was a member of the External Evaluation Committees of Higher Education (2001).

Joined the Chemistry Department of the Technological and Nuclear Institute (ITN) where he developed    R & D activity in Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry that led to the PhD and JTI course (11 / 1988-30 / 05/1996). He was a member of the Center for Physical Chemistry and Radiochemistry of F. Sciences da UL (1988-1990).

She develops research in the area of Teacher Training and Teachers for Experimental Teaching of Science and Education for Science, in the area of Environmental Education, and in the area of Food Additives, with application to Food Nutrition and Technology. Has already developed research in the field of Chemistry.

She published 3 books, 21 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals (16 international), 80 scientific presentations published in abstracts or proceedings of conferences (69 international), and in addition he presented 15 conferences by invitation and a prayer of wisdom.