Choosing a PhD Program & an Advisor

July 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Online Zoom Event
Atefeh Taheri

A co-sponsored online event between ACS California Section and AWIS East Bay

The event will include a presentation followed by a Q&A session.

The decision to do a PhD is exciting, but can be overwhelming. Much appears to be at stake in where to attend and—more importantly—whom to choose as an advisor. In this seminar and discussion, Prof. Lipomi from UC San Diego will offer his thoughts on selecting a PhD program and an advisor who will give you the best chance of flourishing personally, professionally, and scientifically.

Prof. Darren J. Lipomi earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a minor in physics as a Beckman Scholar at Boston University in 2005. He earned his PhD in chemistry at Harvard University in 2010, with Prof. George M. Whitesides. From 2010 – 2012, he was an Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Zhenan Bao at Stanford University. He is now a professor in the Department of NanoEngineering and Program in Chemical Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He also hosts a podcast, “Molecular Podcasting with Darren Lipomi” and associated YouTube channel (Darren_Lipomi) that together have nearly 10,000 subscribers. These venues serve as a resource to students, postdocs, and other early-career researchers. His research website is

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