Mattia Serra (PI)

Mattia Serra was born in Torrevecchia Teatina, a small village in Abruzzo, Italy. His path crossed Milano, Shanghai, Delft, Zurich, Boston, and San Diego!

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS 

Assistant Professor 

University of California, San Diego 

Department of Physics 

 Sep. 2020 - 

Schmidt Science Fellow - Applied Mathematics 

Harvard University

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Mentor: Prof. L. Mahadevan

 Oct. 2017 - Aug. 2020

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Nonlinear Dynamics                                  

ETH Zürich

Advisor: Prof. George Haller
Co-Advisor: Prof. Themis Sapsis (MIT)

Thesis: A Geometric Approach to Coherent Structures in Complex Dynamical Systems 

Dec. 2013 - Jun. 2017

M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering - Mechatronics                              

Politecnico di Milano
Advisors: Prof. Ferruccio Resta & Dr. Francesco Ripamonti

Thesis: A new control logic for vibration reduction of smart structures

Score: 110 /110 cum Laude

Sep. 2010 - Dec. 2012

Double B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering                                

Politecnico di Milano & Politecnico di Torino
Score: 110 /110 cum Laude

Sep. 2007 - Jul. 2010

SELECTED AWARDS

ETH Medal Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis                                                                         2018
 

Early Postdoc Mobility Fellowship - Swiss National Science Foundation  (80.000 CHF)                  2018
 

Inaugural Schmidt Science Fellowship - in partnership with the Rhodes Trust      (100.000 $)        2018
(14 fellowships available worldwide)

WORK EXPERIENCE

Inspire AG & ETH Zürich                               
R&D  project: Doubling the closed-loop bandwidth of a complex mechatronic system

Advisors: Prof. Paolo Ermanni (ETH) & Dr. Markus Zogg

Apr. 2013 - Nov. 2013

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants (Milan)                              

Projects: Quantitative finance

Nov. 2012 - Mar. 2013