Researchers' Networking Dinner


Saïd Business School


Vicky Green

Date & Time

Wednesday 04 Sep 2019 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Early-career researchers within the Department

Most academics will say that when they started out, this was not where they planned or expected to be – and the same can be said for all successful careers. A lot of hard work was involved, but it was combined with knowing the right people, being in the right place and possibly a willingness to take on a big change, challenge or risk.

The Department of Engineering Science Researchers Networking Dinner will take place on the 4th September. It provides a platform for you to hear about the career paths taken by your peers - broadening your horizons to new career possibilities and developing relationships with people you may already know and others within the Deptartment that you don’t.

The evening involves specific networking groups to start the evening off with invited speakers, followed by a Drinks Reception then a seated 3-course dinner with a seating plan designed to encourage further networking.


1800 – 1815 - Registration

1815 – 1945 - Networking Groups

1945 – 2030 - Drinks Reception

2030 – 2200 - Dinner

2200 - Close


  • Barbara Rossi BEng MSc PhD MAS  Associate Professor of Engineering Science, Tutorial Fellow of the New College
  • Robin Cleveland PhD  Professor of Engineering Science, Fellow of Magdalen College
  • Gianluca Pisanello  COO, First Light Fusion 
  • Dr Andy Robertson  Deputy Head of Licensing and Ventures, Physical Sciences, Oxford University Innovation
  • Gurinder Punn  Senior Project Manager, Oxford University Innovation
  • Olga Barrera  Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow