Fernando Carlos Cabrita RomeroFernando Carlos Cabrita Romero
From 2015 to Present
Assistant Professor (Professor Auxiliar) at Escola de Engenharia da Universidade do Minho
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Fernando Romero holds an M.A. in Technology Policy and Innovation Management from the University of Maastricht (NL), and a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from the University of Manchester (UK). He is at the Production and Systems Department (Industrial and Technology Management Group), and at the ALGORITMI Research Centre
(Industrial Engineering and Management Group, Economics and Management of Engineering Systems Research Team), at the University of Minho. The main research interests are in the areas of University-Industry-Society Relations, Technology Transfer, Innovation Systems, Technology Management, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, Research Evaluation and the relation between Innovatin and Quality. Teaching activities involve bachelor, master and doctoral program courses in the areas of innovation management, innovation theory, technology and strategic management, organization, project evaluation, cost engineering and research methodology in several engineering and other courses. He has also been an invited lecturer at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) and at the Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo (IPVC). He was also a research fellow of the European Commission.He was involved in several extension activities, including training in non-academic organizations, consultancy, contribution to the creation and operation of academic initiatives that support student entrepreneurship, and panel member of several local or national invention competitions. He supervised or supervises approximately twenty master students, eight doctoral students and two post-doctoral students, including the co-supervision of Erasmus students from the University of Naples (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II), and took part in many M.Sc. and Ph.D. evaluation commissions. He has been involved in several international and national research projects whose funders include the European Commission or the Portuguese funding national agency, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT). He is the author or co-author of approximately eighty publications in journals, books or conference proceedings.He is a regular reviewer of articles for several prestigious scientific journals and conferences, and a member of several organisation and scientific committees of international conferences, including IEEE conferences, which have periodic editions. He organized several seminars and workshops.He has held several management positions, including member of the University of Minho’s Academic Council, member of the Department of Production and Systems’ executive committee and Director of the Master Course in Industrial Engineering.He is member of EASST (European Association for the Study of Science and Technology) and of EUROSCIENCE.