Dr. Sascha Serno
Academic Related Staff
Dr. Sascha Serno 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, NY (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 five years.
He joined the ACRG at Queen's University Belfast in January 2017 as the Project and Dissemination Manager of the EU Horizon 2020 MSCA Innovative Training Network 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, funded over four years (October 2016 - September 2020) and involving 15 Early Stage Researchers hired at nine beneficiaries in six different EU countries (UK, Republic of Ireland, Germany, Greece, Italy and Sweden). In his role, Dr. Serno is organising meetings, conferences, training and networking events, is responsible for reporting and other project and financial management duties, and is coordinating dissemination & outreach activities and secondments of the researchers at other partner organisations.