Carla Silva

Area Director for Nanotechnologies
in Portugal


Carla Silva is the Director of the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology at the Technological Centre for the Textile and Clothing Industry of Portugal (CITEVE), Portugal, having deep knowledge and experience in the implementation of nanotechnological and biotechnological processes for the textile, automotive, medical and construction industries.

She graduated in Biological Engineering at the University of Minho in 1996 and started working as a superior technician at the Portuguese Technological Centre for the Textile Industries (CITEVE), where she had her first close contact with textile research. Later, she attained her Masters in Industrial Biotechnology at S. Paulo University and in 2005 she finished her Ph.D. in Textile Chemistry at the University of Minho. From 2007-2019 she worked as a senior researcher and later as Chief Technology Officer at CeNTI (Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials).

With more than 20 years of experience in applied and industry-oriented research, 6 granted patents and more than 40 published papers in peer-reviewed journals, she is responsible for the management and coordination of several national and international R&D projects covering various research topics.