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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

Ph.D. Nonlinear Dynamics                                  

ETH Zürich

Advisor: Prof. George Haller

Dec. 2013 - Jun. 2017

Selected Awards

Human Frontier Science Program (HSFP) Early Career Research Award                                          (2024)

Hellman Fellowship in Physics                                                                                                            (2023)

Postdoc Mobility Fellowship - Swiss National Science Foundation                                                   (2019)

Schmidt Science Fellow                                                                                                                       (2018) 
ETH Medal Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis                                                                           (2018)

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