When transitioning from student life to your professional career, finding supportive mentors in your community is key. Sanjay Mathur, director of the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Cologne in Germany, shares his experiences mentoring students, reviews his current research on hybrid material interfaces and their properties, and talks about how societies like ACerS provide additional support for students and help them lay the groundwork for a professional career.
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About the guest
Sanjay Mathur is director of the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Cologne, Germany. His research group studies functionalization of nanocrystalline powders for energy and biomedical applications. As 2022–2023 ACerS president, Mathur's aims to help ACerS sharpen its value proposition and find ways to connect to younger communities.
Founded in 1898, The American Ceramic Society is the leading professional membership organization for scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, and students working with ceramics and related materials.