Beyond ICFO: The transition to PI

September 21st, 2018 Friday, September 21 2018, 10:00h ICFO’s Auditorium

Researchers who want to pursue a career in academia find it increasingly difficult to get a position as a PI. It’s a challenge that requires a different set of skills that are not usually apparent. What does it take to make this transition?

We have invited some ICFO Alumni who have already started or are in the process of starting their own research groups, to share their experiences in a panel discussion which will be of interest to both current ICFOnians and Alumni.

We hope you will consider joining us for this thought-provoking day. It could be a great opportunity to do some networking with the ICFO and Alumni community and to consider your next career move.


Keynote speaker: Eugene Polzik, Niels Bohr Institute


Panel discussion members:

  • Daan Brinks, Delft University of Technology
  • Jonatan Bohr Brask, Technical University of Denmark
  • Jana Nieder, International Iberian Nanotechnology Institute
  • Agustin Mihi, ICMAB-CSIC


10:00 Welcome
10:15 Keynote talk
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Panel Presentations and Round Table discussion
13:00 Finish