Life After the PhD:

Transitioning to a Postdoc

What is a postdoctoral scholar or "postdoc?" A postdoc is someone who holds a doctoral degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and training for the purposes of acquiring advanced skills leading to diverse career pathways of their choosing. Join us as current Clemson University postdocs share their insights about the postdoc experience. We’ll explore:

  • Choosing the right postdoc to meet your career goals
  • Applying for a postdoc
  • Mentoring
  • Interviewing
  • Work-life balance

Do you need a postdoc? Start taking steps to find out!

March 13, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Location: E-106 Martin Hall, Dean's Conference Room

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Presented by:

Dr. Mohamed Ateia

He is a postdoctoral scholar working in Karanfil Lab, in the Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences.

Educational/training background

Dr. Mohamed Ateia is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the department of environmental engineering and earth sciences (EEES) in the group of Prof. Tanju Karanfil (since Oct. 2017). He completed his PhD degree on 09/2017 from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. His research includes the synthesis and characterization of new material to remove the precursors of disinfection byproducts as well as developing novel approaches to remove micro-pollutants from water with special focus on poly- and per-fluorocarbons. On parallel, he is doing collaboration projects with the University of Copenhagen and Tokyo Institute of Technology about applications of graphene nanomaterials for air and water purification. He got many awards acknowledging his research achievements such as MEXT scholarship (2012-2017), Best Presentation Award for Young Researchers, International Water Association (IWA) (2014), Best Presentation Award, ACEEES Forum on Environment and Energy Sciences, Perth, Australia (2014), First Place Prize at Honda Young-Engineers-Scientists (Y-E-S) (2015), and Best PhD Dissertation Award, Tokyo Institute of Technology (2017).


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