Rui M. S. Cruz

Rui M. S. Cruz

Designation:   PhD

Contact Information:   Department of Food Engineering, Institute of Engineering, University of Algarve, Campus da Penha, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal.

Area Of Interest

Emerging Technologies; Food Packaging; Food Preservation; Food Processing; Modeling; Microstructure; New Products Development; Food Shelf-Life, Food Analyses.


Rui Cruz holds a PhD in Food Science and Engineering from the Catholic University of Portugal and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Food Engineering at the University of Algarve (UAlg) and researcher at the MeditBio (UAlg) center. He is author of 15 peer-reviewed articles in the area of Food Science and Technology, 10 book chapters, editor of 3 international books and collaborates as a reviewer and member of the editorial board of several international scientific journals such as African Journal of Food Science, LWT-Food Science and Technology and International Journal of Food Studies. His area of interest is the application of emerging technologies in food preservation, particularly in the development of new biodegradable packaging systems and the application of new technologies in food processing and food extraction of bioactive compounds from plants of Mediterranean origin.