Panel discussion

This year the conference will feature an additional exceptional event – a panel discussion initiated by one of the keynote speakers, prof. Ursula Keller. The topic of the discussion is ‘Career Crossroads: Academia or Industry’. The participants are representatives of both the industrial research and the academic research world: prof. Ursula Keller from ETH Zurich, Dr. Simona Liukaitytė-Suszczynska from Light Conversion, Dr. Lina Grinevičiūtė from the National Centre for Physical Sciences and Technology, and Eulalia Puig Vilardell, a representative of the international Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree Europhotonics programme at the Aix Marseille University and the Laser Research Center at Vilnius University. The panel discussion will explore the advantages and disadvantages of the spheres of academic and industrial research, the challenges that lead young researchers to transfer to the field of industry, as well as why scientific work is a truly rewarding professional experience.

Ursula Keller

Lina Grinevičiūtė

Eulalia Puig Vilardell

Simona Liukaitytė-Suszczynska

Arnoldas Solovjovas