Young Investigator Network Event @ online EAC2020
YIN provides a networking platform for PhD students and early career scientists in aerosol research and related fields.
YIN enables scientific exchange between all areas of aerosol science, promotes cooperation and allows young scientists to meet their peers. All students and early career researchers in aerosol science are invited to join the YIN events and become part of the YIN network. Since 2017 YIN is a fixed point at the European Aerosol Conference and shall become an established social event at future conferences.
This year's YIN hosts, the Association of Aerosol Research (GAeF) and the Organization Committee of the EAC2020 are delighted to announce that this year‘s Young Investigator Event (YIN Event) will be realized online.
Access to the online YIN platform will be posted soon here on the EAC2020 website.
Save the Date: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 17:30 – 19:30
A special thanks goes to the YIN2020 sponsors!
Keep the distance, grab a drink or coffee whatever your taste and timezone and join us for YIN2020!
We are looking forward to meeting you online.
Your YIN 2020 team
We proudly announce that
Dr. Minna Väkevä
is our invited speaker for YIN2020 on the topic
YIN meets industry
A degree in science rocks – also in a company.
Can a scientist have a meaningful job outside academia? Is a scientist qualified to work outside academia? Is there a clash of values between someone working for industrial R&D and a person working at a University?
These and a few other aspects will be discussed with examples from Minna’s career during the talk.
Dr. Minna Väkevä
CEO at Airmodus Ltd.
Minna is the CEO of Airmodus, a company founded by aerosol scientists. She has a PhD in aerosol physics and several years of expertise in leading and participating business as well as research and development activities in several fields: data security, ICT, indoor positioning, air filtration, building ventilation and control solutions and air quality measurement technologies.
“I am a strong believer of analytic ways of working. One of my favourite quotes is “You need to have a box to be able to think out of the box” by Bengt Holmström. There needs to be a purpose for all that is being done. That means understanding not only the relevant science and technologies but also the values and drivers of customers, collaborators and stakeholders. Background as a scientist gives the perfect mindset for this:
Whatever the studied topic, you start by identifying the parameters that may influence. Then you define the weight and relevance of each, build a hypothesis and prove it right – or wrong – using data”
YIN invited guests for virtual round table discussions
Following the talk on career paths outside academia, you get the chance to talk to a number of professionals with a background in aerosol physics, chemistry and similar fields.
Meet our YIN invited guests at the virtual round tables in Yotribe enabling to divide into small sub groups and have face to face discussions.
Read here about our invited guests and their different backgrounds and careers. At YIN2020, boost your network, find out more about how your PhD may help you finding a position in industry or found a company yourself!