Mark Mann

Honorary Advisor and Thematic Expert for Sustainable Development Goal 1 (No Poverty), Goal 2 (Zero Hunger) and Goal 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure)

After a degree in Natural Sciences and a PhD in carbon nanotubes and electron emission, Dr. Mann continued as a Research Associate at Cambridge University Engineering Department, diversifying into nanotechnology, thin films, devices and displays. Whilst there he also undertook undergraduate teaching of both Physics and Electrical Engineering, project-managed UK government and EU-sponsored collaborative projects and undertook a variety of graduate and undergraduate teaching.

In 2010, Dr. Mann left Cambridge to join the BBC’s Research & Development Department where he retrained as a software engineer and conducted research in music information retrieval, audio broadcasting, and mobile and second screen applications. His research then focussed on image processing, especially with regard to sport. He then moved into technology transfer, covering all the technology the BBC had to license before joining Oxford University Innovation (OUI) in 2015. Presently he leads commercialisation and impact delivery from the Humanities and Social Sciences divisions at Oxford University.

Dr. Mann has a wide-ranging brief as a Principal Technology Transfer Manager at Oxford University Innovation. As well as commercialising new technologies resulting from research in Oxford University’s Departments for Computer Science, Engineering Science, Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Physics, he also covers projects in the Social Sciences and Humanities Divisions in areas such as International Development, Education, Law, History, Archaeology, History, Geography and the Museums.

He is the University's representative to the Board of its first social enterprise spinout - sOPHIa Oxford Ltd - a not-for-profit company which accredits companies in developingnations which takes its workforce out of poverty.

Professional Engagement:
Oxford University Innovation | Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Social Enterprise Lead & Innovation Lead for Humanities & SocialSciences
September 2017 - Present

Principal Technology Transfer Manager
August 2019 - Present

Senior Technology Transfer Manager
July 2017 - July 2019

Technology Transfer Manager
June 2015 - July 2017

sOPHIa Oxford Ltd.
Board Observer
August 2018 - Present
Oxford, United Kingdom

Covatic
Board Observer
March 2017 - January 2019
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Board Observer representing the University of Oxford

Inkpath Limited
Board Observer
September 2017 - August 2018
Oxford, United Kingdom
Representing the University of Oxford shareholding.
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BBC
Technology Transfer Manager
May 2014 - June 2015

Research Engineer
September 2010 - May 2014

Media City UK, Salford, Lancashire
Research and development of new technology for the BBC. Software programming and networks. C++, Javascript, Matlab, Python etc. Projects: Archive Metadata Generation, Image processing for Diving and Golfanalysis, Dual Screen applications for tablet and mobile, Radio 5 live Football Experiment. BBC School Report
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Liberal Democrats
Member, Welsh NEC, Federal Membership Working Group
June 2013 - December 2013
Bodfari, Denbighshire, Wales
Dr. Mann was elected to the Welsh National Executive Committee in June 2013 and he was appointed to the Federal Membership Working Group at the same time.
University of Cambridge
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University of Cambridge
Research Associate
October 2007 - June 2010
Research into carbon nanotubes, graphene, field emission, thin-filmprocesses, semiconductors and display technology. Also tutor of 1A Physics and tutor and practical examiner for Part II Semiconductor Engineering.Graduate Lecturer of Thin Film Technology at Kyunghee University, Seoul, South Korea. Tutor and practical organiser in Nano Doctoral Training Centre, Cambridge.

Consultant on field emission from nanoparticles. Part of EU Nano ICT working group on carbon nanotubes. Project manager on TSB, EU FP7 projects.

FEI Company
Intern
2005 - 2007
Hillsboro, Oregon
Research into field emission from carbon nanotubes

University of Cambridge
Research Assistant
September 2003 - September 2004
Engineering Department, Cambridge
Prototype hardware construction of automated carbon nanotube growth machine. Growth and characterisation of carbon nanotubes. Field emission experiments.
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Education
University of Cambridge
PhD, Electrical Engineering · (2004 - 2007)

University of Cambridge
MSci/MA, Natural Sciences · (1999 - 2003)

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