Katarzyna Morawa Eblagon is a post- doctoral researcher in LSRE-LCM laboratory working on the project titled “Novel bifunctional carbon based catalysts for sustainable production of fuels and chemicals from cellulose via cascade reactions” in the framework of a post-doctoral grant founded by FCT. She earned her master degree in Materials Engineering from the Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics of the University of Science and Technology (AGH-UST) in Cracow, Poland in 2005. From 2005 to 2006 she joined the Department of Ceramics of AGH-UST as teaching assistant and a research fellow. Later, she moved to United Kingdom, where she started her doctorate studies at Wolfson Catalysis Centre, in the Department of Chemistry, at University of Oxford. In 2011, she obtained her PhD degree in the area of Application of Heterocyclic Compounds for Hydrogen Storage, under the supervision of Professor S.C. Edman Tsang. The PhD project was jointly carried out with the ISIS neutron source, situated at the Appleton Laboratory in Headington UK, where a part of the materials were characterized using the Inelastic Neutron Scattering Spectrometry (INS). During her PhD studies, she has worked at Department of Chemistry and Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials at Fudan University, China, where she carried out characterisation of supported noble metal catalysts. She has also completed an internship at EMPA National Laboratories for Materials Science and Research in Duebendorf, Switzerland, where she worked on the assignment of chemical structures of aromatic intermediates using advanced NMR techniques. In 2011, she moved to Portugal and spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher at LEPAE at Faculty of Chemical Engineering, University of Porto, working on the Development of the Catalysts for Methanol Steam Reforming. In 2013, she has joined the LSRE-LCM team as a post-doctoral fellow, and started her work on the Biomass Valorisation via Cascade Reactions.