Matteo Metta | Farm diversification | Best Researcher Award

Mr Matteo Metta: Farm diversification | Best Researcher Award

Dr at  ARC2020, Italy

Dr. Matteo Metta is a Digital Agriculture Research and Policy Specialist based in Brussels, Belgium. Currently working as a freelancer at the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, he oversees the development of an open digital database mapping ICT-based solutions in agriculture. With a strong background in CAP Policy Analysis, he collaborates with the Agricultural & Rural Convention, critically analyzing CAP reform and National CAP Strategic Plans.

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Education and Qualifications:

  1. University of Pisa, Pisa, Toscana, IT
    • Duration: 2019-11-01 to present
    • Pursuing a Ph.D. in the Department of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Science.
  2. Ghent University, Ghent, BE
    • Duration: 2014-09-01 to 2016-09-09
    • Qualification: Completed studies in the Faculty of Bio-science engineering.


  1. Agriculture and Rural Convention 2020, Brussels, BE
    • Duration: 2020-03-01 to present
    • Role: Active contributor to ARC2020, focusing on agricultural policy analysis.
  2. Università degli Studi di Pisa, Brussels, BE
    • Duration: 2020-01-01 to present
    • Role: Research Officer in Horizon 2020 project, delving into digitalization’s economic and social impacts in rural areas.
  3. European Network for Rural Development – Evaluation Helpdesk, Brussels, Belgium, BE
    • Duration: 2016-03-01 to 2019-12-31
    • Role: Engaged in evaluation and coordination tasks related to rural development.


Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Dr. Matteo Metta’s research delves into the intricate realms of sustainable agriculture and digitalization. In the article “Between on-site and the clouds: Socio-cyber-physical assemblages in on-farm diversification,” published in the Journal of Rural Studies, he, along with contributors Joost Dessein and Gianluca Brunori, explores the dynamic interactions shaping on-farm diversification. Their work, marked by DOI: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2023.103193, sheds light on the socio-cyber-physical complexities within agricultural systems. 🌾💻


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João Santos | Food Processing | Best Researcher Award

Dr João Santos: Food Processing | Best Researcher Award

João Rodrigo Santos at Dep Química e Bioquímica, Portugal

João Rodrigo da Silva Santos is a Portuguese analytical chemist with a rich academic and professional background. Born in 1978, he holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the Faculty of Pharmacy of Porto University, where his thesis focused on the construction of tubular electrochemical detectors for continuous flow systems. Fluent in Portuguese and proficient in English, he also has basic knowledge of Spanish and German.

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📚 Academic Achievements:

  • PhD in Analytical Chemistry (2009)
  • MSc in Chemistry (2002)
  • Chemistry degree (1999)

👨‍🔬 Professional Journey:

Researcher at Requimte/LAQV (2018 – present), Post-PhD Researcher at Requimte/LAQV (2016 – 2018), Post-PhD Researcher at CBQF/Escola Superior de Biotecnologia (2010 – 2016), Laboratory Technician at REQUIMTE – GABAI (2003 – 2009), Laboratory Technician at Unicer Bebidas de Portugal (2002 – 2003), Scholarship holder in Laboratório de Electroanálise IV (1999 – 2002)

🗣️ Scientific Meetings:

Presented at conferences on analytical chemistry and coffee analysis Served as Chairman in electrochemistry and chromatography events João Rodrigo da Silva Santos, with a diverse academic and professional background, is making significant contributions to the world of analytical chemistry and food quality. 🌐👨‍🔬

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

João Rodrigo Santos is an analytical chemist whose research focuses on the development and application of innovative analytical methodologies. 🧪 His work spans various areas, from potentiometric detection of nitrate in water and vegetables to automation of standard addition calibration methods. 🌊 He has contributed to the field with the construction and validation of specialized electrodes for flow analysis, such as tubular bismuth film amperometric detectors and gold tubular electrodes. ⚙️ João’s expertise extends to chromatographic techniques for beer analysis, showcasing his proficiency in addressing diverse analytical challenges in both environmental and food sciences. 🍻


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Prayaga Murali Krishna | Food Processing | Best Researcher Award

Prof Prayaga Murali Krishna: Food Processing | Best Researcher Award

Professor at  NIFTEM Kundli, India

Dr. P. Murali Krishna is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Basic and Applied Sciences at the National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), an institute of national importance in India. Born on August 18, 1971, in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, he holds a Ph.D. in Physics with a specialization in Ferroelectric materials synthesis and characterization from Andhra University.

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📚 Education:

  • M.Sc (Physics), MCA, M.Phil, PhD (Physics, spcl Electronics)

👨‍🎓 Research and Teaching:

  • 23 years of teaching experience, 15 years of research work experience.
  • Research interests: Experimental Physics, Nano-composites, Functional Materials, Sensors, Green Energy Technologies.
  • Supervised 5 PhD, 15 M.Tech, and 7 B.Tech students.
  • Ph.D Thesis: Electrical Spectroscopy Characterization and Piezoelectric Studies in Lead Potassium Niobate Ferroelectric Ceramics Modified with Certain Rare Earth Ions.

🏆 Achievements:

  • In-charge of Students Innovation Fund Scheme, Hostel Warden, Coordinator for Student Excellence Labs.
  • Member of NIFTEM Nanobiotechnology Center, Admission Cell, and Industry Connect.

🏫 Teaching Experience:

  • Courses taught include B.Sc, B.Tech, M.Tech, and PhD in various Physics and Nanotechnology subjects.

👨‍💼 Job Experience:

  • Present: NIFTEM, Haryana, since 15-11-2011 (Current).
  • Previous: Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam (Assistant Professor), Andhra University (Research Fellow), Andhr Keasri Degree College, Rajahmundry (Lecturer-in-charge).

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Dr. P. Murali Krishna’s research revolves around the development and application of advanced nanomaterial-based sensors for ensuring food safety. 🍏 His work spans a range of innovative technologies, including metal-organic frameworks, TiO2 nanoparticles, and ZnO nanocomposites, applied in bio/chemical sensors for detecting antibiotic residues, Aflatoxin B1, L-lactate, and lactic acid in various food samples. 🧪👨‍🔬

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