Susana Cardoso de Freitas graduated in Technological Physics Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) Lisboa in 1996 and received the Ph.D. degree in Physics at the Universidade de Lisboa and INESC–MN in 2002. In 2002 she was a Co-Op Pre-Professional Engineer at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center (USA), and then became a researcher at INESC-MN, where she is currently the co-leader of the Spintronics and Magnetic Biosensors Group. Since 2002 she has coordinated and participated as principal researcher in several European Union and national projects, with a strong collaboration with industry in advanced materials, sensors, and integrated systems. Her research focuses on optimizing magnetic materials and device architectures for robotics, biomedical, and industrial applications. As an Associate Professor in the Physics Department, Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa, she is responsible for student coordination and advanced training in nanoelectronics, microfabrication, and spintronics, with a strong component of experimental learning in a clean room. She was appointed Coordinator for educational activities of the IEEE Portugal section in 2015. In 2018 she was selected as one of 109 Portuguese “Women in Science” by the Portuguese Ministry of Science and Technology (Mulheres na Ciência, 2nd edition, Ciência Viva, 2019). Since 2019 she has been a member of the “Ambassador for Innovation” group at IST. In 2019 she was elected Associate Member Delegate to the European Physics Society (EPS) Council and is a member of the General Council of the European Magnetism Association (EMA) for 2021-2023. She is a co-author of more than 300 articles, 25 book chapters, and five patents, and manages several technology-transfer contracts with industry worldwide related to MR sensors.