Isabel Cabrita

Coordinating Researcher

DGEG-Directorate-General of Energy and Geology


Senior Researcher/Coordinator at DGEG the Directorate-General of Energy and Geology (DGEG), Ministry of Economic Affairs, in Portugal, Head of the Research Studies and Renewable Division; Chair of the Scientific Council of DGEG. Invited Professor in the Institute for Higher Studies for Education and Sciences (ISEC) for the area of Bioenergy, Lisbon (PT). Registered researcher at CERENA (Lisbon University). Director of Department (1987-2009), in LNETI and after INETI (National Institute of Engineering Technology and Innovation); from 1999 to 2009 June, the Department of Energy Engineering and Environmental Control. National Delegate (1986 - 2010) and Vice-Chair of the Committee on Energy Research and Technology (CERT), IEA/OECD, in the period 2005 - 2010. IEA Annex XI Manager on Industry-based Biorefineries of the IETS Implementing Agreement (Industrial Energy-related Technologies and Systems). IN EU, Portuguese delegate in the Mirror Group of the European Biofuels Technology Platform (EBTP) during its period; presently, Portuguese expert in Horizon 2020 Programme Committee on Energy and member of the Steering Group and Bureau of the EU SET Plan Programme. Focal Point in the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). In UNECE, participates in the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy (GERE). Certification (Hab.) enabling the coordination of scientific activities (1999) in the area of Energy Science and Technology. Doctorate degree, Oporto University (PT) (1983), in Chemical Engineering. Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Sheffield (UK) (1982); M. Sc. in Fuel Technology and Pollution Control in the same University (1977). Chemical Engineer, Engineering Faculty of Oporto University (PT) (1975).