New for 2016!

Nano 2016 Conference Mentoring Program


Student and young professional development is very important to this year’s conference co-chairs as well as TAPPI’s Nanotechnology Division.  Nano's Mentoring Program is designed to help young professionals make the most of their conference experience.  Experts will be paired with young professionals to mentor them during the conference.  This will include tips on making the most of the networking events, connecting with other researchers around the globe, and visiting the tabletop exhibitors.  

Key Events

Monday, 13 June 2016
16:30 – 17:30    Welcome Reception – Meet Your Mentor/Mentee

Mentors and mentees will be paired prior to the start of the conference.  Program participants will meet at the Welcome Reception.

17:30 – 18:30    Young Professionals Mixer

Mentors and mentees are encouraged to attend the Young Professionals mixer as their first networking event.

 

Nano 2016 Mentors include:

  • Johan Foster, Virginia Tech
  • Julien Bras, Grenoble INP
  • Sean Ireland, Imerys
  • Richard Berry, CelluForce
  • Orlando Rojas, Aalto University
  • John Simonsen, Oregon State University
  • Shaul Lapidot, Melodea
  • Emily Cranston, McMaster University
  • Robert Moon, US Forest Products Lab

Who is Eligible


Mentees – current graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees or those Ph.D.’s working in industry for less than five years.  There will be a limit of 10 mentees for the program.


Mentors – Academics or industry professionals with greater than 10 years experience in either academia, research institutes or industry.  We are looking for about five professionals to act as mentors.


How to Participate


If you are interested in participating in this program, please indicate your interest as a mentor or mentee when you register for the event.  If there is sufficient interest in the program, you will be contacted to confirm your participation.  Young professionals will be asked to submit a résumé or CV to be appropriately matched with mentors.

Mentees will be paired prior to the start of the conference.  Program participants will meet at the Welcome Reception.

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