Flavio Manenti is Professor of Chemical Plants at Politecnico di Milano (Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica “Giulio Natta”), where he coordinates the Centre for Sustainable Process Engineering Research (SuPER, https://super.chem.polimi.it) with 8 permanent staff, 14 collaborators and industrial advisors and about 20 students.
Former Professor of Chemical Plants and Operations at the Technical University of Berlin (Germany), where he received the Alexander von Humboldt award for Senior Scientist in 2014, and former Professor of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering at the Tomsk Polytechnic University (Russian Federation).
He has been re-elected for the second term as one of the 6 academic Charity Trustees at the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) and he is President-elect of the Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE, www.wp-cape.eu), EFCE’s Working Party, since 2018. Executive Board member of the Italian Association of Chemical Engineering (AIDIC) since 2014.
He is the coordinator of Double PhD and MSc bilateral agreement with USA, UK, EU, CH, China and Russian Federation.
He published about 300 papers indexed by Scopus on peer-reviewed journals and well-established international conferences, along with a series of 5 books titled “… for the Chemical Engineer” edited by Wiley-VCH (Weinheim, Germany) on process systems engineering, modeling and optimization of chemical processes. He co-authored a chapter of Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia by John Wiley and Sons on big data analytics in chemical processes.
Research consultant for the main gas, oil and petro/chemical companies, he has active cooperation with Saipem, Eni, Sibur, South Korea Innovation, Siad, SOL, HBI Group, Acea, Itelyum, ITT, AMRI Global, FAT, Sitip, Techint Group with about 6.3 M€ investment.
He filed 20 patents and 3 trademarks in the field of H2 production and CO2 utilization. One of them have been scaled up to TRL 9 in 2019 with Itelyum, which is operating a 9kt/y plant. Other 6 patents are at the industrial implementation phase.
In free time, he is active UEFA-licensed soccer coach with two national championships and 6 regional championships awarded and Federal soccer coach for the U13 National Team (SGS FIGC Italia).