Maria Elisa Pissarra do Amaral Cunha holds a doctorate in Industrial Engineering and Management from Instituto Superior Técnico.
Her main interests focus on the area of Operations and Logistics, namely the management and design of supply chains, areas where she has coordinated master projects and has published.
Since the academic year 2006/07 she is Adjunct Professor at ENIDH, being assigned to the Department of Transport and Logistics. From 2010 to 2014 she was coordinator of the 1st cycle courses in Port Management and Transport and Logistics Management. Currently she is coordinator of the last course. Since 2010 she has been a member of the Scientific-Technical Council and the Coordinating Committees of the two aforementioned courses.
In 2018 she was nominated coordinator of the Poliempreende Project, at ENIDH.