Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE/MP Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs

Title:

Forging Nontraditional Careers in Science and Engineering

Speaker:

Dr. ALI DOURAGHY

Affiliation:

Earth & Environmental Sciences Area at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

When:

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:00:00 AM

Where:

Boggs Building, Room ROOM 3-47

Host:

DR FARZAD RAHNEMA
farzad@gatech.edu

Abstract

This is an important time for science in the United States and strong leadership is needed from young scientists and engineers in areas ranging from research to policy. Graduates are faced with an increasing diversity of career options where they can apply and extend their skills, some far from the research bench. In his talk, Ali Douraghy will describe his own experiences shaping a nontraditional career in science, and offer his thoughts on how and where graduates can look when considering their individual paths and career planning. Ali’s talk will draw on his science policy and strategic planning work across countries, government agencies, and NGOs, and share insights that he wished he had received as a graduate student.


Biography

Ali Douraghy’s interests revolve around designing interdisciplinary science and technology initiatives to address complex and emerging global challenges. A biomedical engineer and PET physicist by training, Ali transitioned early on to a career in science policy. Currently, he is Head of Strategic Initiatives in the Earth & Environmental Sciences Area at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. His previous work include senior roles with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, US Agency for International Development, and US embassies in Cairo and Jakarta. Ali is an alumnus science and technology policy fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Academies, and a Fulbright fellow. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and member of the Global Young Academy. Ali received his PhD in Biomedical Physics from the UCLA School of Medicine.

Notes

Refreshments will be served.