Ruben Silva
  Gestor de Ciência e Tecnologia  
  telefone: (+351) 234 401 421  
  extensão: 24921  
  departamento: Química  
  gabinete: 29.3.36  
  supervisor: João Rocha  
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R&D project management (data management and statistical analysis of research and financial indicators, HR management)

Bibliometric Analysis

Network Analysis

Science communication

Scripting (Python, PHP, HTML)


Bio-active coating development

Pot plant transportation stress analysis and development of new testing methodologies

Fruit post-harvest ripening analysis (image sensing, texture development and chemical and microbial indicators)

Food products R&D

Food Innovations

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Academic background

Biotechnology, MSc

Universidade de Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal)


Thesis: Development of an edible coating based on chitosan and Aloe vera with the purpose of extending postharvest life and to improve the quality of strawberries. Simulation of strawberry transportation, accompanied with multivariate ripening analysis. Techniques used: digital imaging, texture, microbiologic and chemical evolution analysis.


Biochemistry, BSc (ERASMUS student)

University of Chemistry and Technology (Czech Republic)


One year at ICT - Institute of Chemical Technology (older name), Prague, Czech Republic


Biochemistry, BSc

Universidade de Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal)

Thesis: Study of the changes of pectic polysaccharides in plum (Ameixas d' Elvas) cell walls, during the ripening process in order to improve the candying process. Technics used: polysaccharides size separation and analysis.



Other Courses

'Measuring Science and Research Performance' Course (5 days)

CWTS - Leiden University (Leiden, The Netherlands)


Course about citation analysis, network analysis and science mapping, and societal impact of research.


Company Management Course – Agricultural Business (140h)

School House (Aveiro, Portugal)


Financed within PRODER European project


Forest Ecology Course (55h)

Regibio (Aveiro, Portugal)


Financed within PRODER European project.



Relevant Professional Experience

Science and Technology Manager

CICECO - Centre for Research in Ceramics and Composite Materials

2012 – Present



Food & Biobased Research Center - Wageningen UR (Wageningen The Netherlands)

2011 (7 months)

Research focused on the development and testing of a new product for industry, in the field of bio-active coating development and testing applied to plant stress control in transportation context. Participated in several projects in the field of food and plant post-harvest/storage technology.



Voluntary Service


Alter Nativa Brdárka (Brdárka, Slovakia)

2011 (1 month)

European Voluntary Service in Eco-Construction.