Carmen Bacariza studied Chemical Engineering at ETSE-Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (2007-2013) and took the first step in research with a fellowship integrated in CEOPS-FP7 European project at IST-Universidade de Lisboa (2013-2014). Got a PhD in Chemical Engineering at IST (2014-2018; "CO2 conversion to CH4 using metallic catalysts supported on zeolites") with the financial support of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia-FCT (Catalysis and Sustainability-CATSUS program). Later, worked as postdoctoral researcher at CQE/IST, developing zeolite-based catalysts for NOx selective catalytic reduction with CH4 (2018-2019, Sol-Care/ERANETMED European project). Afterwards, participated as research collaborator in Clean4G/P2020 national project and, from June 2020 to October 2021, worked as contracted researcher (project manager) at c5Lab - Sustainable Construction Materials Association. Nowadays, is a FCT-CEEC Junior researcher.