Project Management Team

The Project Management Team (PMT), in charge of day-to-day management, anticipating any problem or delay, finding and proposing adequate solutions to reach the objectives of the project and solving any conflict that may appear within the consortium, is composed of:

Kamil Szafrański obtained his Master degree in molecular and cell biology in 2008 and PhD in marine microbiology in 2014, both at Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris. His PhD research focused on the life cycles of chemosynthetic bacterial symbionts associated with bivalves from deep-sea chemosynthesis-based ecosystems. He participated in three cruises on Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where he performed in vivo experiments on Bathymodiolus mussels recovered at hydrothermal vents and maintained on board in high-pressure aquariums. After a 2-year post-doc in microbial ecology in the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Orsay, he became the coordinator of the international scientific program InterRidge – International Cooperation in Ocean Floor Studies, under French presidency (2017-2020). In 2020 – June 2021, he was a director of the Scientific Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Paris, promoting Polish science and developing Polish-French scientific and cultural relations. His personal interests are traveling and DIY: mechanics & computing, he is also an enthusiast of rail & air transport.

After several years working as a Finance and Appraisal Project Officer for the INTERREG France (Channel) England Programme, including 5 years based in Norwich (UK), she joined ARMINES in spring 2020, supporting the researchers of a wide range of collaborating centers by managing the financial and administrative aspects of their EU projects in which ARMINES is involved as a partner. She joined the coordination team of GROOM II project in summer 2021 and is working closely with the colleagues  based at ENSTA for a successful management of the project.

After a 3 years experience at CNRS, Mathieu joined the EU Department of ARMINES in 2010 where he manages the administrative, financial and contractual aspects of EU funded projects coordinated by ARMINES and assists Scientists/Engineers  for the preparation of EU project proposals. Since January 2021, Mathieu has been appointed Head of the ARMINES’ EU Dept. where he continues to prepare, submit and coordinate EU Projects as well as manage the team working on European Projects within ARMINES and its partner engineering schools. Mathieu helped set up and launch the GROOM II project and handed over to Clara Flack in summer 2021.However, Mathieu is still involved in the project, in particular to support Clara Flack in her new missions.

The SC and PSD are responsible for the overall scientific direction of the project and the reporting to the EC and the funding and policy bodies, the AFC Manager is responsible for all non-scientific issues and the TM will be responsible for the overall technical management of the project.