Scientific Officer, Department of International Relations / Foundation for Science and Technology / Ministry of Education and Science
Dina Carrilho holds a Ph.D. in Agronomic Engineering, a M.Sc. in Biotechnology (Biochemical Engineering) and a graduation in Chemistry. She has worked as a plant biochemistry researcher for 14 years and during 4 years was a professor in Chemistry. In October 2009, she joined the Department of International Relations of the Foundation for Science and Technology, the national public research funding agency of the Ministry of Education and Science in Portugal. She has been working as scientific officer for more than 15 instruments/initiatives of the European Research Area in NMP, environment and energy programmes as leader for mapping/benchmarking of funding programmes, international cooperation with countries outside Europe and for design, evaluation and implementation of joint calls, including the joint call secretariat in ERA-NETs. In late 2013, she was author for the analysis of the materials/raw materials and marine economy thematic priorities under the development of the Portuguese National Strategy of Research and Innovation for Smart Specialisation 2014-2020. Presently, she is task leader for international cooperation with countries outside Europe in FP7 M-ERA.NET (materials science and engineering, including nanotechnology) and responsible for the Joint Call Secretariat in the Joint Calls for transnational research projects under FP7 SIINN (nanotoxicology) and H2020 CSA PROSAFE (nanosafety).