Dr. Sascha Serno
Academic Related Staff
Dr. Sascha Serno was born in Berlin (Germany) and received his Diplom degree (equivalent MSc) in Geology from the University of Potsdam (Germany) in 2009. He conducted his PhD studies in General Geology from 2010 to 2014, also at the University of Potsdam. However, he spent almost his entire PhD time working at Columbia University in New York (USA). After receiving his PhD in June 2014, Dr. Serno continued working at Columbia University as a post-doctoral research scientist for four months, followed by a two-year post-doctoral research associate position in Geochemistry at the University of Edinburgh (UK) until November 2016. He has published 14 peer-review scientific articles, has co-supervised one PhD student, and has served as a specialist reviewer for multiple scientific journals in Earth Science over the last four years.
He joined the ACRG at Queen's University Belfast in January 2017 as the Project Manager of the EU Horizon 2020 project ICONIC (Improving the crashworthiness of composite transportation structures), coordinated by Professor Brian G. Falzon. He is supporting Professor Falzon in coordinating the day-to-day operations of the ICONIC project, which is an EU Horizon 2020 Innovative Training Network funded for four years (until October 2020) and involving 15 Early Stage Researchers hired at nine beneficiaries in six different EU countries (UK, Republic of Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Greece and Italy). In his role, Dr. Serno is organising meetings, conference, training and networking events, is responsible for reporting and other management duties, and is coordinating dissemination activities and secondments of the researchers at other partner organisations.