Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2021
Monday–Friday, March 15–19, 2021; Virtual; Time Zone: Central Daylight Time, USA
Session S10: Top Quality Early Career Science in Europe
11:30 AM–2:30 PM,
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Sponsoring Units: FECS FIP
Chair: Maria Longobardi, Univ of Geneva; Alan Hurd, Los Alamos Natl Lab
Abstract: S10.00001 : Obtaining an ERC Starting Grant*
11:30 AM–12:06 PM
In 2014, I discovered that the scattering of energetic electrons can cause silicon impurities to move through the graphene lattice, revealing a potential for atomically precise manipulation using the focused electron probe. In this talk, I will describe my journey from designing a high-risk, high-reward frontier research project to writing a successful proposal and presenting it to my peers in a grant interview. The generous support of 1.5 million euros over five years allowed me to start my own research group devoted to this topic, and directly contributed to the tenure track position I received at the University of Vienna in 2019.
*Toma Susi received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No. 756277-ATMEN).
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