She is Full Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra. Her scientific interests are focused on: polymeric materials, biomaterial, paints, coatings, varnishes and biopolymers. Her research led to the publication of several works namely: “Grafting of Selected Presynnthesized Macromonomers onto Various Dispersions of Silica Particles", L. Sartore, M. Penco, F. Bignotti, I. Peroni, M. H. Gil, M. A. Ramos, Á. D´Amore, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 85, 1287-1296, 2002; “Macrocyclic and polymeric ianthanide chelates: from physico-chemical studies to biomedical applications", M. G. Duarte, M. I. M. Prata, M. H. Gil, C. F. G. C. Geraldes, J. Alloys and Compounds, 344, 4-8, 2002; "Influence of Different silica Derivatives in the Immobilization and Stabilization of a Bacillus lincheniformis Protease (Subtilisin Carlsberg )", L. Ferreira, M. A. Ramos, J. S. Dordick, M. H. Gil, J. Molecular Cat.B:Enzimatic., 21, 189-1999, 2002; "Positron lifetime studies in vinyl polymers of medical importance", M. F. Ferreira Marques, P. M. Gordo, C. Lopes Gil, Zs. Kajcsos, M. H. Gil, M. J. Mariz and A. P. de Lima, Rariation Physics and chemistry", 485-488, 2003; " In vitro and in vivo biocompatibility of dextran hydrogels obtained chemoenzymatically", Ferreira, L, Rafael, A, Lamghari, M.Barbosa, , M. H. Gil, Cabrita, A.M.S. Dordick J. S., Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, 595-596, 2004.