LUÍS GIL – on cork
Luís Gil graduated in Chemical Engineering (Technical Superior Institute, Lisbon), also holding a Master of Science degree in Technological Organic Chemistry (New University of Lisbon). He also has a specialization in Science and Technology Management (National Institute of Administration).
His professional life has been dedicated to cork technology. He is now a Senior Researcher at the National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG), being in charge of several R&D projects, industry technological support and Innovation Promotion. He has given technical support and consulted to several companies and institutions related with cork and patenting (in this area also as a specialist translator).
He is author of hundreds of technical, scientific and divulgation papers and presentations in international and national congresses, conferences and symposia. He is also author of 8 books related to technology, standardization, history and wine relation with cork, and four chapters in important publications. Luís Gil is also a reviewer of scientific papers. He has patented 14 new technologies and new products related with cork, 6 of which awarded both at nationally and internationally. Six of patents are already in the market. Luís Gil has been several times laureated with international R&D awards.
He is now Vice-President of the Portuguese Materials Society – managing the Cork Thematic Web – and a Senior Member of the Portuguese Engineers Society (Ordem dos Engenheiros). He is member of several other associations, namely the New York Academy of Sciences. His biography was selected for the Marquis’ Who’s Who in Science and Technology and other biographic directories.