Silvio Crestana

Silvio Crestana

Silvio Crestana
Former President, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA)

Director-President of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) from January 2005 to July 2009, Silvio Crestana’s career at EMBRAPA started in 1984, after which he worked as a physicist, professor and researcher. Dr. Crestana served as General Manager of EMBRAPA’s Agricultural Instrumentation Research Unit from 1992-1997, and as Coordinator of its first virtual laboratory abroad (Labex USA) from 1998-2001. As a scientist, he distinguished himself internationally through pioneering work, introducing Computerized Tomography to the field of Soil Science. Dr. Crestana is author and co-author of more than 150 scientific publications and has received many awards and honours over the years, including the Grand Cross of the Order of Rio Branco (Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Commander of the National Order of Scientific Merit (Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology). Dr. Crestana is a member of the Superior Council of Agribusiness of São Paulo State’s Federation of Industries (FIESP) and, since 2005, of the Moroccan Academy of Science and Technology.


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