Célia Alves graduated in Environmental Engineering from the University of Aveiro and completed a MSc in Environmental Technology from the University of Minho, Portugal. Since 2001, she holds a PhD degree in Environmental Applied Sciences from the University of Aveiro. Last year she received the Habilitation degree, also from the University of Aveiro. After working as an assistant professor at two polytechnic institutes, in 2005 he incorporated the research team of the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies – CESAM – one of the units of the University of Aveiro, where since 2014 she is principal researcher and leads the Group of Atmospheric Chemistry. Her research topics include aerosol source apportionment, speciation of organic compounds by diverse chromatographic techniques, biomass burning emissions, indoor air quality, health effects, among others. Currently she is the supervisor of 8 PhD and post-doc students, and coordinates two research projects, one of which in the frame of a bilateral programme between FCT and FAPESP, the funding agencies in Portugal and Brazil. She is Associate Editor of Atmospheric Research from Elsevier, and Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, from Springer. She acts as a regular reviewer of more than 30 indexed journals and member of several international evaluation panels. She has published 1 book with 3 editions, various book chapters and about 140 papers in indexed journals. Her current H-factor is 41.