04/03/20 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
CTC Meet-the-Editor: Matteo Cavalleri, Ph.D.
My Escape From the Lab: Scientific Publishing
This seminar will be conducted via Zoom.
Across the world and across disciplines, numbers reveal that the term “alt-ac” – referring to positions within higher education and research alternative to the professoriate – is a misnomer. Permanent academic jobs are, in fact, the “alt-ac”. In this talk, I’ll share my (happy) experience going from a computational chemistry lab to my current career on the “other side” of scientific publishing, and explore roles for STEM Ph.D.s in the publishing industry.
Cavalleri (@physicsteo on twitter) studied chemistry at the University of Milan (Italy) and University of Valencia (Spain) before obtaining his doctorate in the quantum chemistry group of the Physics Department at Stockholm University (Sweden) with a thesis entitled “Local Structure of Hydrogen Bonded Liquids.” After a three years of experience at the Theory Department of the Fritz-Haber-Institut in Berlin (Germany) as an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral research fellow, he joined Wiley in August 2008 as an editor of physica status solidi. He become the editor-in-chief of Intermational Journal of Quantum Chemistry in October 2011, and of Advanced Quantum Technologies in 2020. Matteo is also publisher of the Materials Science and Physics US-based journal portfolio of Wiley.
Event DetailsLocation: Conducted via ZoomHost: Professor Laura Gagliardi