Paula Ferreira is a Coordinator Researcher at the University of Aveiro, CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials. Paula Ferreira has been awarded so far over 2000 k€ in career income for engineering research; she has been Principal and Co- Investigator on more than 15 research project awards and 7 projects with industry. She is(has) supervising(ed) or co-supervising(ed) 13 Post-doctoral fellows, 13 PhD, 20 MSc and 25 last year project students and more that 15 initial research fellows. She published over 115 scientific papers, with more than 2458 citations (h-index 30). She participated in over 110 international conferences delivering more than 60 oral presentations. She is/was involved in 4 FCT-CNRS and 1 Pessoa bilateral cooperation agreements and 9 COST actions (5 as participant of the working groups and 4 as member of the management committee). She has been collaborating with several Portuguese Researchers and foreigner Researchers within Europe. She participated on the organizing committee of 9 International Scientific Meetings on Materials Science topics. She is currently coordinator of the European project called BIOFOODPACK.

The research interests involve the synthesis, structural and physical characterization and processing of nanofunctional and nanoporous materials for microelectronics and energy applications by bottom-up approaches. She is also interested in sustainable functional bionanocomposites for flexible devices applications.