For the last Re-Si-Pi before summer holidays, we had the pleasure to invite Dr. Kunxin Luo, a Mayent-Rothschild visiting scientist in Dr. Alain Mauviel’s lab at Institut Curie (Orsay).
Dr. Kunxin Luo is a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley and a research director in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
The aim of this session was to present a typical research career in the united states and give master students, PhD students and postDocs in France the opportunity to ask their questions and interact with someone who has a deep understanding of the academic research system in the US.
Thus, the seminar started with a general introduction of the academic path leading an undergraduate student to becoming a researcher and then a professor. Then, a round table took place with questions about : research institutions, work environment, recruitment process, career advice…etc