Cláudia Gomes Silva (C.G. Silva) graduated in Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) in 2001 and completed a two-year MSc course on Environmental Engineering in 2003 at the same institution. She obtained her PhD degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering by University of Porto in 2008. She was distinguished with a Honorable Mention of the Portuguese Young Chemists Award for the best PhD thesis (Portuguese Chemical Society, 2010). In 2009 she moved to Valencia (Spain) to work as Post-Doctoral Researcher at Instituto de Tecnología Química, where she started a new research line on visible-light photocatalysis for water splitting. In 2010 she returned to LSRE-LCM to continue her research on environmental photocatalysis (H2 generation from biomass and wastewater treatment). In May 2014 she was hired by LSRE-LCM as Assistant Researcher and later that year she earned an Assistant Researcher position in the framework of the FCT Investigator Programme for developing a project on Selective Photocatalytic Organic Synthesis. Since October 2020 she is an Assistant Professor at FEUP.
C.G. Silva co-authored more than 300 publications, including ISI indexed papers, book chapters and communications in conference proceedings. She has been lecturing several course units of the Bachelor and Masters in Chemical Engineering, in Environmental Engineering and in Bioengineering at FEUP. She is currently Associate Editor of the journal Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences (Springer), member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Chemistry (Frontiers), Catalysts (MDPI), PhotoChem (MDPI), and member of the RSC Advances Reviewer Panel (Royal Society of Chemistry). She is member of the Scientific International Committee of SPEA - European Meeting on Solar Chemistry and Photocatalysis: Environmental Applications. She is regularly involved in the supervision of PhD and MSc students, and in the organization of scientific and pedagogical activities for science dissemination including the organization of national and international conferences.