Wednesday, 26 June 2019 | 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Young Researcher Forum
Young and early-career researchers face a unique set of both challenges and opportunities. There are the demands related to establishing a professional career and the chance to shape a career path. Identifying opportunities and making the “right” decisions to advance career development can feel difficult.
Materials science is inherently an exciting field. With the idea that, “everything needs to be made out of something”, materials-related R&D is influenced by the demands and needs of other technologies and technology trends. At the same time, the ability to alter a material’s properties and the creativity in developing new materials enables materials R&D to drive new opportunities – making previously impossible or even unthought-of technologies, possible.
This forum aims to bring together young and early-career researchers to share and discuss experiences related to career development and perspectives on opportunities in the dynamic space that is material science.
Speakers in the forum include participants in past editions of IUMRS-ICYRAM – a conference series, established in 2012, which set out to provide a platform for young researchers in the field of materials science to present technical findings of their research, to network within the international community of other young researchers, and to increase the breadth of their general materials-based knowledge.
If you would like to suggest a topic for discussion or pose a question for the forum, related to either the changing face of materials science or career development, please send your message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Evan L. WILLIAMS
Deputy Dept Head, Electronic Materials
Institute of Materials Research & Engineering, Singapore