Rui Resendes

He is an inventor, a scientist, and a practiced industry leader. Dr. Rui Resendes' educational and professional background adds up to a rare combination of expertise, one that has equipped him with the ability to bridge the two distinctive worlds of science and business for a singular cause: innovation. Dr. Resendes graduated from the University of Toronto with a PhD in chemistry and a specialization in advanced materials. Since then, he has filled numerous leadership roles in research and business development with Bayer MaterialScience and LANXESS. During this time, he has contributed to several patent families and has numerous technical and commercial publications and presentations to his credit.

In 2007, Dr. Resendes assumed the role of Director of Commercial Development, Chemistry and Materials, at Queen’s University’s PARTEQ Innovations, one of Canada’s foremost technology transfer offices. Shortly after joining PARTEQ, Dr. Resendes led the creation of GreenCentre Canada, an exciting new commercialization model that is the first of its kind in North America. In 2009, he was appointed the Centre’s Executive Director.