Cátia joined Smart Separations through an ERAMUS+ programme from the Technical University of Lisbon. She is now a researcher in cell separations. Born in Santarém, Portugal and interested in science and engineering, she studied Biological Engineering in Lisbon. To finish her studies, she moved to London in February 2017 to do her Master Thesis at SSL. She is looking to improve her skills and to gain more technical knowledge alongside with business awareness, which she has found at SSL. She believes that this provides her with the tools to thrive on the current job market. She has recently found her newest “scientific love”: mammalian cell bioprocessing, integrating cell culture, separation via membrane technologies and their applications on the daily life. On her free time, she works on summer camps with children aged 6-18 and is also an avid fan of sports, including horse-riding, swimming, trampoline and gymnastics. She has a very positive mind and never refuses any challenge.