Anuta Chindris

Roles: Aquaculture and Fishery Resources Area Research Fellow.

Eng. Anuta Chindris, PhD joined the IMC – International Marine Centre Onlus on October 2013 as  Research Fellow. Her background is in Chemical/Industrial and Bioprocess Engineering with more than five years’ experience in the cultivation and production of different microorganisms such as bacteria and microalgae. Her interests are focused on applying biotechnology tools and engineering principles to microbial systems. In particular, her mission is to develop micro-macroalgae cultivation and production strategies employing photoautotrophic processes in order to stimulate the use of this sustainable approach for aquaculture and bioremediation of aquatic systems. She is also looking to the acidification impacts on the aquaculture systems.
She is currently working as research fellow in the Production and Microalgae Group at the IMC Foundation.


2017    Italian Association of Safety Trainers and Operators AiFOS-ISFOS, Elmas (CA), Sardinia, Italy. Course for the head of the Prevention and Protection Service (RSPP) – module C;

2014 2nd International Course in Microalgae Process Design: From Cells to Photobioreactors organized by the Graduate School VLAG in cooperation with Bioprocess Engineering, Wageningen University and BioSolar Cells, Wageningen, Netherlands.

2011 Doctor Europaeus in Industrial Engineering, University of Cagliari, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. PhD thesis on the “Degradation of Refractory Organic Compounds in Aqueous Waste employing a combination of biological and chemical treatments”, pass with a grade of Excellent.

2003 Babes-Bolyai University, Department of Chemical Engineering. Postgraduate Master in Advanced Process Engineering. Dissertation thesis on the “Electrochemical oxidation of phenol at boron-doped diamond electrodes for wastewater treatment” pass with 9/10, (UK comparable level 1st).

2001 Babes-Bolyai University, Department of Chemical Engineering. MSc in Chemical Engineering specialized in Technology of Organic Substances. Final thesis on ‘Design of a β-alanine plant production’, pass with 8.30/10, (UK comparable level 2.1).


October 2013 – present Research fellow at IMC – International Marine Centre, Torregrande, Oristano, Sardinia, Italy.

2009 – 2010 PhD Visiting Early Stage Researcher at Oxford University, Department of Engineering Science, Oxford, UK, as a part of a short term scientific mission, funded by P.O.R. FSE 2007-2013 and Master & Back Program, Sardinia, Italy.

2002 Erasmus Visiting Student at University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, as part of a Short Term scientific mission, funded by the European Union, Socrates/Erasmus Program.

2001 – 2002 Laboratory Teaching Assistant at Babes-Bolyai University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania.

Fields of Interests

  • Micro and macroalgae Technology Development
  • Marine Aquaculture
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Ocean Acidification
  • Bioprocess Engineering

Selected publications and certifications:

Gianni Brundu & Anuta Chindris (2018) “Nutrients uptake and growth of Ulva lactuca (Linnaeus, 1753) in grey mullet (Mugil cephalus) wastewater versus natural estuarine water”, Chemistry and Ecology, DOI: 10.1080/02757540.2018.1452918

Valeria Andreotti, Anuta Chindris, Gianni Brundu, Dario Vallainc, Matteo Francavilla & Joan Garcia, (2017) “Bioremediation of aquaculture wastewater from Mugil cephalus (Linnaeus, 1758) with different microalgae species”, Chemistry and Ecology, 2017, 33:8, 750-761, DOI: 10.1080/02757540.2017.1378351;

G.Saiu, A.Pistis, A.Chindris, M.Grosso, M.Baroli, E.A. Scano, “Study of the growth parameters of the Nannochloropsis oculata for the nitrogen and phosphorus removal from wastewater through design of experiment approach”, Chem Eng Trans. 2016, 49; 553-558.

G.Saiu, A.Pistis, A.Chindris, M.Grosso, M.Baroli, E.A. Scano, “Study of the growth parameters of the Nannochloropsis oculata for the nitrogen removal from wastewater through design of experiment approach”, 10-13th April 2016, 5th International Conference on Industrial Biotechnology, Bologna, Italy.

Professional habilitation in Industrial Engineering 2013 section A, Industrial area, awarded by the National Council of Engineers, C.N.I.- Rome, Italy.

A.Chindris, G.Mura, A. Lallai, “Degradation of phenanthrene by a mixed bacterial culture obtained from a formulated microbial product”, 17-19th May 2010, European Meeting on Chemical Industry and Environment (EMCHIE), Mechelen, Belgium.

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