Helena I. Gomes graduated in Environmental Engineering (2000), has a Masters in Geographical Information Systems and Science (2005) and a Ph.D. in Environment (2014) from the New University of Lisbon. She was visiting researcher at Lehigh University, USA; Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark, and Málaga University, Spain.
Helena has an industry background, after working six years in environmental consultancy and GIS project management. Later and for five years, Helena was the program manager for a public company and handled the environmental and radiological monitoring of uranium abandoned mines in Portugal.
After being a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Hull, in the UK Natural Environment Research Council-funded project "R3AW: Resource Recovery and Remediation of Alkaline Wastes", she is now working on resource recovery from wastewaters and biosolids at the University of Nottingham