Michele Suman

Michele Suman
  • Research Manager
  • Company: Barilla Spa

Was born in Rovigo, Italy, in 1973. He is married and with two children.
Michele obtained his Analytical Chemistry Degree, Summa Cum Laude, at University of Ferrara in 1997. He won the National Prize for Young Researchers promoted by the Italian Chemistry Federation (Federchimica) in 1998.
Then he took a master’s degree in 1998 (Master in Science, Technology and Management from University of Ferrara, working at the same time at the “Natta Research Center” of Shell-Montell Polyolefins) and a doctorate in 2005 (PhD in Science
and Technology of Innovative Materials from University of Parma), landing the role of Food Safety & Authenticity Research Manager in Barilla Spa company in 2003. Here he has been working in an international contest with public and private research centers\organizations on research projects within the field of food chemistry, food safety-quality-authenticity, food contact materials, sensing and mass spectrometry applications for food products.
He is member of working groups in European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and Chair of the ILSI Process Related Compounds & Natural Toxins Task Force; Leader in the Food Safety Section of Italian National Cluster Agrifood, member of the Board of Mass Spectrometry Division – Italian Chemistry Society; editorial boards of important peer-reviewed journals (World Mycotoxin Journal, Food Additives and Contaminants,…).
He has been involved in various National/European Funded Projects and presently he is WP Leader in the EU-FP7 FoodIntegrity Project and in the EU-H2020 MyToolBox projects.
He has developed experience in academic teaching activities, masters\PhD projects supervision, coordination/chairmanship of international conferences (Recent Advances in Food Analysis, World Mycotoxins Forum, FoodIntegrity, MS Food Day, Rapid Methods Europe, International Mass Spectrometry Conference…).
His scientific production is documented by six book chapters, 130 contributions at national and international conferences and 80 papers in international ISI journals.

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