Polytechnic Institute
of Bragança



CIMO - Mountain Research Center. See video HERE


Bruno Melgar Castañeda

Junior Researcher
Group: Sustainable Processes and Products
ORCID: 0000-0002-5825-6872
Scopus Author ID: 57194494387


  • 2019 - 2020: “Chief technology officer” at Hitech Food Solutions, Bragança, Portugal
  • 2018 - 2018: Current “CEO and director” at Xfit Aztec League, Mexico
  • 2013 - 2013: “Chemical analytical technician trainee” at Laboratori Agroalimentari de la Comunitat Valenciana, Valencia, Spain.
  • 2010 - 2010: “Flavor profile analyst Trainee” at Grupo Modelo brewery S.A.B de Comunidad Valenciana, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2006 - 2006: “Quality control technician volunteer” at MASECA S.A. de Comunidad Valenciana


  • 2019 - “Ph.D. in Science, technology and food management” by UPV, Valencia, Spain
  • 2013 - “MSc. in food safety and quality” by Univertitat de Válencia, Valencia, Spain
  • 2012 - “Business management certificate” by Leinster collage, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2010 - “Food Engineer” by UAM, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2003 - “Food Technician” by 86, Huauchinango, Mexico

Awards and Honors

  • 2014 - CONACyT scholarship for the high-level human resources formation in quality Ph.D. programs abroad
  • 2013 - Excellence Master thesis Grade at Univertitat de Válencia


  • Data science
  • Equity management
  • Business management


OleaChain - Skills for sustainability and innovation in the value chain of traditional olive groves in the Northern Interior of Portugal
Funding body: NORTE 2020
Reference: NORTE-06-3559-FSE-000188
Principal Investigator:José Alberto Cardoso Pereira
Start: 2021-03-01
End: 2023-11-30

Total results: 12
Madureira J.,Melgar B.,Alves V.D.,Moldão-Martins M.,Margaça F.M.A.,Santos-Buelga C.,Barros L.,Cabo Verde S.
Effect of Olive Pomace Extract Application and Packaging Material on the Preservation of Fresh-Cut Royal Gala Apples
Foods, 12, , 2023

Ceccanti C.,Finimundy T.C.,Melgar B.,Pereira C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.
Sequential steps of the incorporation of bioactive plant extracts from wild Italian Plantago coronopus L. and Cichorium intybus L. leaves in fresh egg pasta
Food Chemistry, 384, , 2022

Madureira J.,Melgar B.,Santos-Buelga C.,Margaça F.M.A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.,Verde S.C.
Phenolic compounds from irradiated olive wastes: Optimization of the heat-assisted extraction using response surface methodology
Chemosensors, 9, , 2021

Ueda J.M.,Pedrosa M.C.,Fernandes F.A.,Rodrigues P.,Melgar B.,Dias M.I.,Pinela J.,Calhelha R.C.,Ivanov M.,Soković M.,Heleno S.A.,Carocho M.,Ineu R.P.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.
Promising preserving agents from sage and basil: A case study with yogurts
Foods, 10, , 2021

Pedrosa M.C.,Ueda J.M.,Melgar B.,Dias M.I.,Pinela J.,Calhelha R.C.,Ivanov M.,Soković M.,Heleno S.,da Silva A.B.,Carocho M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.
Preservation of chocolate muffins with Lemon Balm, Oregano, and Rosemary extracts
Foods, 10, , 2021

Pantuzza Silva G.F.,Pereira E.,Melgar B.,Stojković D.,Sokovic M.,Calhelha R.C.,Pereira C.,Abreu R.M.V.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.
Eggplant fruit (Solanum melongena l.) and bio‐residues as a source of nutrients, bioactive compounds, and food colorants, using innovative food technologies
Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 11, 1-24, 2021

Rodriguez-Lopez A.D.,Melgar B.,Conidi C.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Cassano A.,Garcia-Castello E.M.
Food industry by-products valorization and new ingredients: Cases of study. Cases of study
Sustainability of the Food System: Sovereignty, Waste, and Nutrients Bioavailability, 71-99, 2020

Melgar B.,Dias M.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.,Rodriguez-Lopez A.,Garcia-Castello E.
Ultrasound and microwave assisted extraction of Opuntia fruit peels biocompounds: Optimization and comparison using RSM-CCD
Molecules, 24, , 2019

Melgar B.,Dias M.I.,Ciric A.,Sokovic M.,Garcia-Castello E.M.,Rodriguez-Lopez A.D.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.R.F.
Bioactive characterization of Persea americana Mill. by-products: A rich source of inherent antioxidants
Industrial Crops and Products, 111, 212-218, 2018

Melgar B.,Dias M.I.,Ciric A.,Sokovic M.,Garcia-Castello E.M.,Rodriguez-Lopez A.D.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.
By-product recovery of Opuntia spp. peels: Betalainic and phenolic profiles and bioactive properties
Industrial Crops and Products, 107, 353-359, 2017

Melgar B.,Pereira E.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Garcia-Castello E.M.,Rodriguez-Lopez A.D.,Sokovic M.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Extensive profiling of three varieties of Opuntia spp. fruit for innovative food ingredients
Food Research International, 101, 259-265, 2017

López-Malo M.,García-Rios E.,Melgar B.,Sanchez M.R.,Dunham M.J.,Guillamón J.M.
Evolutionary engineering of a wine yeast strain revealed a key role of inositol and mannoprotein metabolism during low-temperature fermentation
BMC Genomics, 16, , 2015