ECE Distinguished Seminar - Mentorship for Young Scientists: Developing Scientific Survival Skills

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 2404 (lift 17/18), Academic Bldg.

In this lecture, I will try to convey a feeling for our course on “Survival Skills for Scientists” [1]. This is a graduate course designed and developed in my department, in which we give basic advice and offer mentorship to our graduate students and post-docs. The central theme of this presentation is that succeeding in Science requires skills (often referred to as ‘soft professional skills’) beyond those needed for Science.

The lecture aims at giving basic guidance and mentoring to young scientists (typically science and engineering undergraduate and first year graduate students). The main topics are:

  • The job market for graduates in science and engineering (industry, national labs and academia; advantages and disadvantages)
  • Funding in modern science
  • Publish or perish; publishing quality papers, having an impact
  • Presenting your work to your peers
  • The fundamental laws of ‘scientific survival’ (know yourself, plan ahead, and play chess)
  • Ethics in modern science
  • Alternative careers
讲者/ 表演者:
Dr. Federico Rosei
Professor and Director of Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Varennes (QC) Canada

Federico Rosei (MSc (1996) and PhD (2001) from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”) is Full Professor at the Centre Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Varennes (QC) Canada, where he served as Director (07/2011–03/2019). He held the Canada Research Chair (Junior) in Nanostructured Organic and Inorganic Materials (2003–2013) and since May 2016 he holds the Canada Research Chair (Senior) in Nanostructured Materials. Since January 2014 he holds the UNESCO Chair in Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage. Since March 2023 he holds the Chair of Industrial Chemistry at the Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Trieste.

Dr. Rosei’s research interests focus on structure/property relationships in nanomaterials and their use as building blocks in emerging technologies. His research has been supported by multiple funding sources from the Province of Quebec, the Federal Government of Canada as well as international agencies, for a total in excess of M$ 18. He has worked in partnership with over twenty Canadian R&D companies. He is co-inventor of three patents and has published over 460 articles in prestigious international journals (including Science, Nature Phot., Nature Mater., Nature Chem., Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., Adv. Mater., Angew. Chem., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Func. Mater., Adv. En. Mat., ACS Nano, Biomaterials, etc.), which have been cited over 23,000 times (H index = 79). He has been invited to speak at over 355 international conferences (50 Keynotes, 26 Plenaries) and has given over 260 seminars and colloquia, over 60 professional development lectures and 45 public lectures in 51 countries on all inhabited continents. He is Fellow of numerous prestigious national and international societies and academies.


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