Careers Lunchtime Seminar - Moving up the Career Ladder: Collaborations, Journalism and Public Engagement
Apr 26, 2017
from 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
|Where||Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science|
|Contact Name||Victoria Green|
|Contact Phone||01865 617706|
Any member of the Department of Engineering Science interested to hear about different career paths.
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Sonia Contera is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, her work focuses on the interface of nanomaterials, physics and biology.
Sonia will talk about:
- Career paths and globe-trotting
- The criticality of collaboration
- Establishing an Institute
- Advancing your career with public engagement
Join us for lunch and hear how one of your peers developed their career.
Sonia Contera is a biological physicist, she is currently and Associate Professor at the Department of Physics of the University of Oxford. She works at the interface of nanomaterials, physics and biology. She studied physics in Madrid and got her PhD from the Graduate School of Engineering of Osaka University in Japan.
In 2008 she started the Institute of Nanoscience for Medicine at the Oxford Martin School which she codirected until 2015. Currently she collaborates with engineers, biologists, chemists and mathematicians in various multidisciplinary projects that range from understanding the mechanical aspects to plant growth to developing materials for tissue engineering, and developing methods for measuring mechanoelectrical coupling in neurons.
She has a special interest in the role of mechanics in linking molecular function with cellular biology and in learning how this knowledge can be used for creating better materials with applications in healthcare. She is an enthusiastic specialist of atomic force microscopy.