Ruben Silva

Gestor de Ciência e Tecnologia


R&D Project Management
Data Management
Scientometrics & Network Analysis
Science Communication
Process Analysis & Optimization
Scripting & Programming (Python, PHP, HTML, Markdown)

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.

Academic background

Public Policy, PhD (ongoing)
Universidade de Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal)
2023 - present

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

Ciência e Política Pública: Como Construir Pontes?
PlanAPP, Universidade de Aveiro

Gestão e Modelação de Processos com base na BPMN: da teoria à prática
UNAVE, Online Learning

SciVal Certification Program
ELSEVIER, Online Learning

Measuring Science and Research Performance' Course (5 days)
CWTS - Leiden University (Leiden, The Netherlands)
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.


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