Alberto Mannu, PhD

Professional Profile

Self-motivated professional with a Ph.D. in Chemistry and several years of part-time experience and internships. Offering services in the fields of scientific research, optimization of processes and workplaces, quality certifications.

— Key Qualifications —

·       Skilful and research-driven Chemist PhD with several years of experience in the academic and private sector. Highly skilled in resolving queries, delivering exceptional services, and attaining set of goals.

·       Adept at developing and maintaining detailed administrative and procedural processes that reduce redundancy, improve accuracy and efficiency, and achieve organisational objectives.

·       Distinctive ability to establish relationship with staff and management. Adept at achieving goals with passion for communicating with diverse communities in organizational programs.

·       Expert in establishing, leading, and motivating high-performing teams committed to achieving collective goals and shared vision.

·       Highly reliable and detail-oriented professional with a sense of diligence and aptitude to effectively multi-task assignments with stringent deadlines.

·       Articulate and multilingual communicator with remarkable proficiency in English, Italian, and Spanish, with moderate understanding of German and Modern Greek.

Relevant Experience

Currently - Consultancy firm Mannu Consulting (Italy)

Consulting services for SMEs and research institutes in the field of scientific research and process / product development. The main services include the optimization of a chemical process or the formulation of a product through a design of experiments approach and multivariate analysis, assistance in writing projects aimed at attracting funding, management of research activities with the aim of obtaining valuable outputs. The main tasks include acquiring and managing customers, conducting interviews aimed at developing the best technical solution to meet the customer's needs.

Representative Customers:

·     Akellas SRL (Italy): management of the quality control department.

·     Bossong SPA (Italy): improvement of the formulation relative to a commercial adherent.

·    Politecnico di Milano (Italy): management of the scientific activity related with the European project WORLD (Horizon 2020 MSCA RISE 2019).

 Politecnico di Milano (Italy) - Postdoc Researcher, 2018 to currently

Reviewed and evaluated data to ensure completeness and accuracy of information; followed up with subjects to resolve problems. Ensured compliance with protocol and overall objectives. Conducted weekly meetings with supervisor to plan for class and research related assignments. Assisted in preparation of all educational and training workshops and evaluation strategies. Maintained accurate records of interviews, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects, as necessary. Management of scientific projects as the HORIZON 2020 MSCA RISE WORLD (Grant agreement ID: 873005).

Selected Contributions:

·     Optimised the adhesion properties of commercial composites.

·     Accomplished funded for a relevant EU project which involves seven Partners in four Countries.

Leibniz Institute fur Catalyse – Rostock (LIKAT) (Germany) - Researcher, 2017 to 2018

Held accountability for collecting, organising and analysing data to solve problems, explore issues, and predict trends. Performed synthesis and characterisation of transition metals-based organometallic compounds, mechanistic studies (synthesis and isolation of intermediates, NMR studies, kinetics, and crystallisation of intermediates), periodical reporting of the scientific activity, Identified and compiled lists of potential research subjects in accordance with study objectives and parameters.

Selected Contributions:

·     Conducted desktop research, used books, journal articles, newspaper sources, questionnaires, surveys, polls, and interviews to gather data.

·     Contributed to the high-standard productivity of the research group in terms of research papers.

Institute of Bio molecular Chemistry – Sassari, Italy - Postdoc Researcher, 2012 to 2015

Led the synthesis, purification and characterization of organic compounds and developed periodical reporting of scientific results for informed decision-making

Selected Contributions:

·     Delivered meritorious service and increased the productivity of the research group.

Additional experience as Postdoc Researcher at University of Turin, Managing Director at ZOI C&F, Postdoc Researcher at University of Sassari, Teacher at University of Sassari / University of Barcelona/University of Turin.

Educational Background

National Scientific qualification as associate in the Italian higher education system, in the call

2021/2023 (Ministerial Decree n. 553/2021 and 589/2021) for the disciplinary field of 03/B2.

 Ph.D. in Homogeneous Catalysis

University of Barcelona (Spain)

Master of Science in Chemistry

University of Sassari (Italy)


Spanish Language Official Certification (DELE) basic level

Habilitation as Chemist, Ordine Interprovinciale dei Chimici e dei Fisici della Lombardia.

Qualification as HSE Manager, lead Auditor for ISO 9001, IFS, BRC, GLOBALGAP


Author of 45 publications in peer reviewed journals