Angela Marqui

Favourite Thing: Reading is one the most exciting things I do! When I am reading, I always discover new things! Also between my favourite activities at work is the “fieldwork”. The fieldwork enables me to be in contact with companies and see how they use the knowledge produced by scientists.



Federal University of Sao Carlos (Brazil) – PhD from 2007 to 2011



Work History:

I have worked for a aircraft manufacturer ( before becoming a scientist. Since then, I have worked for 3 different universities back in Brazil as a lecturer

Current Job:



dot.rural RCUK Digital Economy – University of Aberdeen

Me and my work

I work directly with small companies trying to understand how digital technologies can make their deliveries easier!

I’m working with companies that sell their stuff online to learn how to keep the person waiting for their stuff better informed about “where is my stuff” and “when should I stay at home waiting for a delivery” using mobile apps and text messages

My Typical Day

The typical thing about my work is that I don’t have a typical day. Every day is a new day. It can go from reading other’s people work to going to different cities to visit companies.

What I'd do with the money

I would send books about digital technologies to the participating schools, so they can have more information about what is going on in this area!

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Who is your favourite singer or band?

I do like some old stuff, like Bee Gees and The Corrs

What is the most fun thing you've done?

Travelling around Italy for 3 weeks using bus and trains – That was amazing

If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!

Make sure my family is happy! Win the lottery! Arrive at the age of 40 fit like 30!

What did you want to be after you left school?

When I was a child I wanted to be hairdresser, but when I left school I was really in doubt between being a psychologist, an economist or an engineer. I choose at the end to follow the engineer carrer, as I love maths.

Were you ever in trouble in at school?

Not really. I was too busy doing my pieces and bits to be in trouble. I used to go to school, and when back home I would have my homework time, and after I would spend most of my time with crafting activities and cooking – I started to do both by the age of 8. I used to love to make a nice sponge cake before getting together with my classmates to study. It was all very good fun!

What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?

Sharing what I have learned from my work with students

Tell us a joke.

Other stuff

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