Sergio Silva

Involvement in SRUK/CERU

Sergio studied Constructing Architecture at Universidad de Extremadura (Spain) in 2010, with the last year been awarded an Erasmus scholarship at Vitus Bering University (Denmark), and in 2012 obtained a Master’s degree in Material Sciences. He moved to UK in 2013 and started his career as Materials engineer in the instrumentation department of INTERTEK in Oxford. He was involved in different projects mainly in the construction sector with the development and implementation of corrosion sensors for the monitoring of healthy structures. For 5 years he was project manager for a corrosion monitoring system for the Copenhagen metro extension project, Cityringen, one of the largest underground rail construction projects in Europe. Some other projects to highlight were: Mersey link project (UK), Great belt Bridge Storebaelt project (Denmark), Eurasia Strait Road Tube Crossing (Turkey).
In 2019 he decided to change career and moved to the glass industry as Regional Sales Manager of Europe at FIVES STEIN UK. Currently working as main contact person for all clients in Europe for the supply of Furnaces, equipment and services for the production of a wide range of glasses.
He is also working on research projects for the electric furnaces of the future. The majority of emissions from the glass manufacturing process arise from burning fossil fuels. Replacing fossil fuels with green electricity can eliminate these pollutants, creating a sustainable manufacturing process. The aim of the research is to eliminate CO2 and to make glass production more environmentally friendly.
He joined SRUK/CERU as part of the Working Group of the Oxford Constituency in December 2017.