M.H. Godinho is an Assistant Professor in the Materials Science Department of the Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon, and a researcher in the Polymeric and Mesomorphic Materials group of the Materials Research Center (CENIMAT) in Portugal. Her research is mainly focused on several aspects of the molecular, mesoscopic (nano and micro scale) and macroscopic properties and behaviour of soft materials and complex fluids, namely cellulosic liquid crystals. She graduated in Chemical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal and received her D.Sc, PhD and MSc in Materials Science from the New University of Lisbon, Portugal. She is a former Nato/Invotan fellow at the Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée at Nice University in France.