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Maria Irene Magalhães Assunção Montenegro

Email: imonte99@gmail.com

Date of birth: 14 April 1947 (Lisbon, Portugal)

Academic background
Licenciate in Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, 1969.
PhD in Chemistry (Electrochemistry), University of Southampton (UK), 1978.
"Agregação" (Physical Chemistry), University of Minho, 1988.

Current professional situation
Professor (full-chair) of Physical and Analytical Chemistry (retired since November 2009)

Professional career
At the University of Lisbon - Chemistry Department of the Faculty of Sciences:
Monitor from October 1969 to February 1970
2nd Assistant from February 1970 to August 1974
Assistant under the regime of Service Commission at the University of Luanda, Angola, from January 1972 to August 1974
At the National Institute of Industrial Research - Laboratory of Physical Chemistry: Assistant from October 1970 to December 1971
At the University of Southampton – Department of Chemistry:
Research studentship from the "Instituto de Alta Cultura" from November 1974 to August 1978.
Research Fellow from August 1978 to July 1980
At the University of Minho – Department of Chemistry of the School of Sciences:
Assistant Professor from 1980 to 1986, with tenure granted in 1985
Associate Professor from 1986 to 1989
Full chair Professor from 1989 to 2009
While a member of the teaching staff at the University of Minho, various positions were held:
Secretary of Executive Committee of the Centre of Pure and Applied Chemistry from 1983 to 1984 and Director of the Centre of Research in Chemistry from 2002 to 2004.
Degree Director of the licenciate degree in Chemistry from 1989 to 1991.
Vice-President of the School of Sciences from 1990 to 1994 and from 1996 to 1998.
President of the School of Sciences from 1994 to 1996.
Director of the Department of Chemistry from 1997 to 1999.
Member of the External Evaluation Committee of Physical Sciences of CNAVES in 2002.
Member of the External Evaluation Committee of Research in Chemistry of the Universities of Tallin and Tartu, Estonia, 2001
Member of various evaluation panels of projects and grants of FCT ("Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia", the Portuguese national grant-awarding entity)
President of the Portuguese Society of Electrochemistry from 2002 to 2005.
General Coordinator of evaluation of the degree programs at University of Minho, since 1992.
Pro-Rector of the University of Minhol from July 2002 until November 2009, with a portfolio for evaluation and quality assurance of teaching.
Member of the Portuguese Bolonha Follow-up Group from February to the end of 2009.

Scientífic Interests
Electrochemistry. Studies of electrode processes; Electrochemical kinetics; Electrosynthesis; Microelectrodes; Electroanalysis; Metallic electrodeposition.
Author of about seventy scientific publications and of a chapter of a book.
Organisation of various national and international scientific meetings, amongst which: NATO Advanced Study Institute "Microeletrodes: Theory and Applications" (Chairman), Alvor, Portugal, in May 1990; X EUCHEM Meeting on Organic Electrochemistry (Vice-Chairman), Agelonde, França, April 1998; and XI EUCHEM Meeting on Organic Electrochemistry (Chairman), Tomar, Portugal, April, 2000.

Other areas of interest
New methodologies in learning, evaluation and quality assurance systems in Higher Education.

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