Dr. Luigi Serio is a senior staff and group leader in the Engineering department at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland), chairman of CERN’s technical infrastructure operation committee, senior project leader, consultant for SLAC (Stanford, US) and ITER Organization (Cadarache, France).
Graduated at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) with an MSc in nuclear engineering. Awarded a PhD in mechanical engineering at Cranfield University (UK). Chartered nuclear engineer, radiation protection adviser and PMP. More than 100 papers in the field of nuclear and cryogenic engineering and technology. An international patent and two thesis.
Started his career in 1991 at JET Joint Undertaking, in thermonuclear fusion technology and high resolution tritium calorimetry. Worked for 6 years, on professional leaves from CERN, at the ITER Organization Headquarter as director of the Plant Engineering division, for the design and construction of ITER, the largest nuclear fusion device under construction at Cadarache, France.
Has been working at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva, Switzerland, for more than 23 years at the R&D, design, construction, commissioning and operation of large and complex technical infrastructures for particle accelerators.