Wednesday, August 2, 2017

HERALD ECI event on Early Career Development


The HERALD – Hooking together European research activity in Atomic Layer Deposition – COST action (MP1402) aims to structure and integrate European research activity in atomic layer deposition (ALD), bringing together existing groups, promoting young scientists and reaching out to industry and the public. In 2016, a network was formed within HERALD for Early Career Investigators (ECIs) to promote the next generation of ALD scientists and help them to establish themselves as research leaders in the ALD community. Broadening out the COST definition of ECI, the network welcomes investigators from within a year of submitting their PhD dissertation to PhD +10 years - however, these are not strict limits.


In collaboration with COST action HERALD, Ghent University will host the 2nd HERALD Early Career Investigators (ECIs) Network event, which will be held on August 28-29, 2017. The aim of this lunch-to-lunch meeting is to bring together members of the network and exchange ideas and experiences on the challenges that come with establishing ourselves as a (prospective) research group leader. We have also invited some successful and established leaders in the field who will share their experiences and give advices on how to build a successful career path to full research independency. The meeting will offer opportunities for networking and discussions among the network members and invited speakers.

Monday August 28th 2017

12:00 – 13:00 Registration and Lunch
13:00 – 13:15 Opening and welcome remarks
13:15 – 13:45 Introduction of the participants (tour de table)
13:45 – 14:15 Prof. Markku Leskelä
14:15 – 14:45 Prof. Erwin Kessels
14:45 – 15:00 Questions for Markku and Erwin
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:00 Prof. Christophe Detavernier
16:00 – 16:30 Prof. Julien Bachmann
16:30 – 16:45 Questions for Christophe and Julien
16:45 – 18:00 Session: Developing a scientific vision *
19:00 – 23:00 Dinner in the center of Ghent

Tuesday August 29th 2017

09:00 – 10:00 Session: Writing successful proposals *
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:30 Session: Building an academic CV *
11:30 – 12:00 Brainstorm: future plans of HERALD ECI network
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

* Discussion sessions based on questions presented by the organizing committee & ECI participants: subgroup discussions followed by a room-wide discussion.

Invited Speakers

Prof. Julien Bachmann, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Prof. Christophe Detavernier (Ghent University)
Prof. Erwin Kessels (Eindhoven University of Technology)
Prof. Markku Leskelä (University of Helsinki)

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