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Prof Maria Farsari: ‘Writing successful EU proposals in Materials engineering for Photonics’

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Prof Maria Farsari: ‘Writing successful EU proposals in Materials engineering for Photonics’

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Dec 14, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+2


About the Event

WIE Colloquium Monday, December 14, 11-12:00 Jerusalem time 

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Meeting ID: 843 8901 3904 Passcode: 919451

Scientific talk: ‘Writing successful EU proposals in Materials engineering for Photonics’

11:00 Welcome note by Prof Raz Jelinek Vice President and Dean for Research & Development at BGU

11:05 Welcome note by Dr Alina Karabchevsky Chair of the Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group (AG) IEEE Israel Section

11:10 Part I: ‘Writing successful EU proposals in Laser Materials Processing’ by Dr. Maria Farsari, FORTH

11:40 Part II: 'I did it my way’ by Dr. Maria Farsari


In Part I of this talk I will introduce the field of my research: Laser-based 3D printing and its application in Photonics, Metamaterials, and Biomedicine. Afterwards I will describe my experience in attracting the necessary european & international funding to run a successful team: how to choose the right call, understand and what panel/reviewers are looking for, what are the key criteria, how to choose the right collaborators, and last, but not least, how to plan a budget.

In Part II of this talk I will give an outline of my career so far and how I came to be a scientist.

About the speaker Prof. Maria Farsari, FORTH

Maria received her first degree in 1992 from the Physics, University of Crete and her PhD in 1997 from the Physics Department, University of Durham, UK. The subject of her PhD was organic nonlinear optics. After graduating, Maria worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Universities of Durham and Sussex and as a Senior Optical Scientist for the security company DeLaRue Holographics. She is a founding member of Xsil Ltd, a Dublin-based company specializing in the design and manufacture of laser micro-machining equipment for the semiconductor industry.

Now Maria is a Researcher at the Institute of the Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, where she joined in 2003. Her main research interests are multi-photon lithography, laser-based nanofabrication, and materials processing using ultrafast lasers.

She is married to Dr. David Gray, also a researcher at FORTH. They have a son, Dimitri Gray, and a daughter, Chrysanthe Gray.

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