Diversity in Graphene Career Day 2023
Diversity in Graphene Career Day 2023
In this free, hybrid Diversity in Graphene Career Event, we will have an interactive panel discussion about science and social media with current Graphene Flagship researchers and social media influencers who focus on science and technology. They will tell us about their lessons learnt, mission and challenges. Finally, is science communications helpful for career progression? The event is open to the participants of Graphene Study 2023 and anyone who wants to join us remotely. Save the date on your calendar: 4 April 2023, 14:30-15:30 pm (CEST).
Meganne Christian was selected as a member of the ESA astronaut reserve in November 2022. Since 2014 Meganne has worked as a researcher at Graphene Flagship Partner Institute of Organic Synthesis and Photoreactivity and the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems in Bologna, Italy. During this time, she took part in two parabolic flight campaigns to test graphene coatings for thermal management in satellites. She also spent two sabbaticals in the Concordia station in Antarctica to provide data on the atmospheric physics and meteorology. She wants to apply graphene in extreme environments, such as space and the poles.
Julius Wesche is an innovation and energy transitions researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. He hosts two energy transition podcasts and also a science communication podcast. Furthermore, he runs the Science Communication Accelerator Media agency, which specializes in assisting universities in enhancing their social media and podcast strategies. Currently, he is working on a book for the Cambridge University Press, which focuses on how to utilise social media for science communication and is set to release in early 2024.
Elodie Chabrol obtained a PhD in Neurogenetics in Paris and while pursuing research as a postdoc at UCL, London she got involved in the creation of the Pint of Science festival in 2013. She created the French branch in 2014 and after years of working in research and Pint of Science simultaneously, she decided to become a full-time science communicator. She is now the international & French director for Pint of Science and is also involved in various science communication projects as a freelancer. She is passionate about helping scientists share their love of science with the public. Her mission is to make science accessible to everyone, everywhere and show the human side of it.
Sofia Öiseth organises and executes international industrial workshops within the European Commission’s Graphene Flagship. She is also responsible for research and development projects with industry. In 2002, she earned a PhD from Chalmers University of Technology with the thesis ’Preparation and Properties of Surface Modified Thin Polymer Films’. Thereafter, she has worked as a research scientist in Australia at Monash University and at CSIRO (Australia’s national science agency). Sofia has over 20 years of experience in applied research. She has expertise in material and food science and has been working in both academia and with industry. Sofia has recently completed a leadership program in Antarctica with Homeward Bound.
Alessandro Molle is research director at the CNR-IMM. He graduated in Physics and had PhD degree in Materials Science at the University of Genoa. Besides international and national projects, ohe was awarded a H2020 ERC-COG grant (2018-23, “XFab” project) and an ERC PoC grant (2022-23, “XMem” project). He was symposium organizer at the E-MRS and MRS Meetings and he will serve as meeting chair at the MRS 2024 Fall Meeting. He was guest editor of special issues in Elsevier journals, and co-editor of two book published by CRC press in 2016 and by Elsevier in 2022. He is focused on the synthesis of emerging 2D materials and their integration in nanotechnology platforms.