Ing. Rose Nangah Mankaa

Head Engineer of Institute

Since November 2017 Rose Mankaa works as a research assistant at the Institute of Sustainability in Civil Engineering. She graduated as a chemical engineer (Ing.) from the University of Trieste, Italy, specialized in shaping and implementing business models, addressing climate change mitigation & resilience, environmental compliance, circular economy and green public & private procurement schemes. She has had the opportunity to work in both industry and research. In her previous experience in industry she was involved in coordinating sustainability related activities. This also included liaising with Research & Development in the design and assessment of new products through the lifecycle analysis methodology and the development of product sustainability rating schemes. She put in place the first system for Environmental Product Declaration of the former Italcementi Group leading to the publication of EPDs for specialty products. She also provided technical industry support in the development of the CSI EPD Tool for Cement and Concrete now in use by cement and concrete companies worldwide. She was part of the development process of the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard and Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard under the WRI and WBCSD, and further participated in the CSI working group to adapt the Scope 3 standard to the cement sector.

Research Topics:
Sustainability at company level, Sustainability of waste management and industrial processes, Climate Change mitigation

Phone: +49 241 80 22763
Room: 220


Mankaa, R.N.; Traverso, M.: Regional management options for floating marine litter in coastal waters from a life cycle assessment perspective. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (2023). Published: October, 2023. DOI: 10.1007/s11367-023-02236-z (IF:5.257) 2021

Mankaa, R.N.; Traverso, M.; Zhou, Y.: A new life cycle impact assessment methodology for assessing the impact of abiotic resource use on future resource accessibility. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (2023). Published: September, 2023. DOI: 10.1007/s11367-023-02229-y (IF: 5.257) 2021

Traverso, M.; Mankaa, R.N.: The Sustainable Development Goals. In: Brinkmann, R. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Global Sustainability. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham (2023), p.1255–1277. Published: April, 2023. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-01949-4_83

Maiga, M.; Dodoo-Arhin, D.; Andoh, B., Boamah, R.; Boamah, E; Agbley, E. Y.; Agyei-Tuffour, B.; Commey, M.; Mankaa, R. N.; Mahu, E., Afful-Dadzie, A.; Ofori, B. D.; Nzihou, A.: Low density polyethylene sachets waste: Fuel conversion, characterization and life cycle analysis. MRS Advances (2023). Published: April, 2023. DOI: 10.1557/s43580-023-00571-9 (IF:0.7) 2021

Shokri, M.; Mankaa, R.N.; Traverso, M.: Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment of Green Road Pavement. Oral presentation at 8th International Conference of S-LCA 2022, 05.09.-08.09.2022 in Aachen (Germany), 2022.

Luthin, A.; Mankaa, R.; Traverso M.: SOCIABILL – A serious game for adults. Oral presentation at S-LCA Conference (LCIC) 2022, 05.09. – 08.09.2022 in Aachen (Germany), 2022.

Traverso, M.; Mankaa R. N.: The Sustainable Development Goals. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Global Sustainability. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham (2022). Published: June, 2022. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-38948-2_83-1

Shokri, M.; Mankaa, R.N.; Traverso M.: Toward Sustainability: Developing A Framework For Life Cycle Assessment Of Green Road Construction . Oral presentation of Life Cycle Innovation Conference (LCIC) 2022, 29.06. – 01.07.2022 in Berlin (Germany), 2022.

Shokri, M.; Mankaa, R. N.; Traverso M.: Developing Framework of Life Cycle Assessment in Green superstructure Pavement . Oral presentation, XVI CONVEGNO DELL’ASSOCIAZIONE RETE ITALIANA LCA 2022, 22.-24.06.2022 in Palermo (Italy), 2022.

Traverso, M.; Valdivia, S.; Luthin, A.; Roche, L.; Arcese, G.; Neugebauer, S.; Petti L.; D’Eusanio, M.; Tragnone, B.M.; Mankaa, R.; Hanafi, J.; Benoît Norris, C.; Zamagni, A. (eds.).: UNEP, 2022. Pilot Projects on Guidelines for Social Life Cycle Assessment of Products and Organizations 2022. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Published April, 2022. More

Tang, Y.; Mankaa R.N.; Traverso, M.: An effect factor approach for quantifying the impact of plastic additives on aquatic biota in life cycle assessment. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (2022). Published: March, 2022. DOI: 10.1007/s11367-022-02046-9 (IF: 5.257) 2021

Traverso, M.; Valdivia, S.; Luthin, A.; Roche, L.; Arcese, G.; Neugebauer, S.; Petti, L.; D’Eusanio, M.; Tragnone, B.M.; Mankaa, R.; Hanafi, J.; Benoît Norris, C.; Zamagni, A. (eds.).: UNEP, 2021. Methodological Sheets for Subcategories in Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA). United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Published: December, 2021. More

Guarino F.; Traverso M.; Mankaa R., et al.: State of the Art on Sustainability Assessment of Positive Energy Districts: Methodologies, Indicators and Future Perspectives. In: Littlewood J.R., Howlett R.J., Jain L.C. (eds) Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2021. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies (2021). Published: September, 2021. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-16-6269-0_40

Shokri, M.; Mankaa, R.; Traverso, M.: Developing a Framework for Life Cycle Assessment of Green Transportation Infrastructure (Railway and Super pavements). Conference Proceeding and oral presentation of LCM 2021, 06.–08.09.2021 in Stuttgart (Germany, digital), 2022. More

Mankaa, R. N.; Sarno, M.; Traverso, M.; Carrubba, A.: Enhancing sustainable strategies in local food varieties: Pomodoro Siccagno. Presentation, Life Cycle Innovation Conference 2020, August 26-28 in Berlin (Germany), 2020. More

Mankaa R. N.; Sarno M., Traverso M.; Carrubba A.: Enhancing sustainable strategies in local food varieties: Pomodoro Siccagno. Proceeding of 12th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment of Food 2020, October 13-16 in Berlin (Germany), 2020. ISBN978-3-00-067604-8.

Tokede, O.; Whittaker, A.; Mankaa, R.; Traverso, M.: Life cycle assessment of asphalt variants in infrastructures. The case of lignin in Australian road pavements. Structures, 25, 190-199 (2020). Published: March, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.istruc.2020.02.026 (IF: 4.01) 2021

Bomheuer, M.; Mankaa, R.; Traverso, M.: Improving Data Management System from Health, Safety and Environmental data external assurance. Journal of Cleaner Production, 256 (2020). Published: January, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.120240(IF: 11.072) 2022 

Neugebauer, S.; Bolz, M.; Mankaa, R.; Traverso, M.: How sustainable are sustainability conferences? – Comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment of an international conference series in Europe. Journal of Cleaner Production, 242 (2019). Published: September, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118516 (IF: 11.072) 2022

Mankaa, R.; Alessandro, R.; Traverso, M.: Management options for floating marine plastic debris in coastal waters. 9th International conference on Life Cycle Management 2019, September 1-4 in Poznan (Poland), 2019. More 

Traverso, M.; Mankaa, R.; Neugebauer, S.: Printed paper, stationery paper, and paper carrier bag products. Technical Report v.3.0: Draft criteria proposal for revision of EU Ecolabel criteria. JRC Technical Reports, 2019. More

Mankaa, R.; Bomheuer, M.; Traverso, M.: Data management system upgrade to ensure reasonable assurance level of non-financial reporting. Presentation, SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting 2019, May 26-30 in Helsinki (Finland), 2019.

Neugebauer, S.; Traverso, M.; Mankaa, R.: Towards a life cycle sustainability assessment of cotton – state of the art. Presentation, 24th International sustainable development research society conference 2018, June 13-15 in Messina (Italy), 2018. More

Mankaa, R.; Bolz, M.; Palumbo, E.; Neugebauer, S.; Traverso, M.: Walk-the-talk: Sustainable events management as common practice for sustainability conferences. Presentation, 12th Italian LCA network conference 2018, June 11-12 in Messina (Italy), 2018. More

Revision of EU Ecolabel criteria for Paper Products

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