Welcome to 2019 with our first Advisor of the Month: Ewis Romero

Ewis Romero started using Mendeley in 2015 and hasn’t stopped since. Ewis hails from Colombia and is a researcher at Corporación Universitaria del Caribe – CECA. As an industrial engineer, he had the opportunity to be a Colciencias Young Researcher in the innovation management area, a program sponsored by the Colombian government. With this, in addition to the development of his degree work, Ewis has participated in national presentations on the subject of Technology Watch and has given multiple trainings to students and teachers at CECA. Congratulations Ewis, let’s get to know you a little bit better!

Where do you do your research/work the best? What kind of environment suits you?

I work in the office and at home. The most convenient environment for me is the office, as many of us love what we do and are connected in our research mission.

What were you using prior to Mendeley and how does Mendeley influence your research?

I used to generate bibliographies from common office tools, but when I heard about Mendeley and its potential, this changed my perspective.  Mendeley makes bibliographic management an extraordinarily simple task.

Why did you decide to become an Advisor and how are you involved with the program?

I decided to become a Mendeley Advisor after one day someone asked me for guidance about Mendeley. That someone told others that I had experience using the software… so I haven’t stopped since.

What researcher would you like to work with or meet, dead or alive?

Jeff Dyer, Clayton Christensen or Michael Porter.

What book are you reading at the moment and why?

The Innovator’s DNA is a great book that helps to understand five skills of innovators.

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned this week?

This week I learned a lot about environmental models.

What is the best part about working in research?

Doing what I like and being able to contribute, even if it might be just a little bit to the development of my country, Colombia.

And the worst/most challenging part about working in research?

I am passionate about great challenges. It is complex to find discouraging realities in the development panorama of my region, but this motivates me to keep moving forward.

What is the one thing you want people to know about Mendeley?

Mendeley is changing the way we do research and that gives us a world of possibilities, even for knowledge management.