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 330 research publications and 13 patents. Her work received ca. 8,000 citations (based on 314 publications), h-index = 50.

She was awarded the Prize of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society (2013) and the Scientific Prize ULisboa/Caixa Geral de Depósitos (2017).