“ Being a member of the CNIE enables me to maintain a wellconnected network of colleagues within and beyond UCL, with ample opportunity for collaboration and the possibility to develop new skillsets. These opportunities include getting a Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellowship, and forming a partnership with another CNIE member, Niall Kent, to develop and commercialise a bioactive material. The CNIE also facilitates access to cutting edge characterisation instruments which are vital to my current research and were critical for my doctoral studies. These experiences have resulted in a smooth transition from PhD to entrepreneurial researcher, with significant professional and personal development.”
Silo Meoto CNIE PDRA, and co-founder of start-up AeroGraft
“ My time as a senior research associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the CNIE provided a unique and valuable experience before beginning my independent academic position at the University of Utah. Setting up a new laboratory, mentoring PhD students, and writing grant proposals were all extremely beneficial experiences to have when I applied for faculty positions. My transition in the summer of 2016 to the U. of Utah starting my own independent research group was also made much more facile by this preparatory experience at UCL.”
Michael Nigra Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Utah
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