This Panel Discussion convenes experts with diverse backgrounds to share their career experiences. Topics such as identifying a career path outside of academic research, identifying your key skills, transferable knowledge and experience will be discussed.

This session will include audience Q&A as well as real-time interactive audience polling, so bring your smartphone and be ready to participate in the conversation.  Networking reception to follow.

Space is limited and preregistration is required.


  • Isabel Gessner, University of Cologne
  • Maia Mombrú, Universidad de la República


  • Matthew Eisaman, Stony Brook University, The State University of New York
  • Elizabeth L. Fleischer, Materials Research Society
  • Sanjay Mathur, University of Cologne
  • Andre Piazza, Octanage
  • Meifang Zhu, Donghua University


  • Isabel Gessner, University of Cologne
  • Monica Jung de Andrade, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Maia Mombrú, Universidad de la República
  • Maria Eugenia Perez Barthaburu, Universidad de la Republica-CURE