Woman in NAnotechnology Event

Tuesday 9 July
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Join us to share your experience, discuss current and future challenges on being women in Nanotechnology.

Aimed at promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the nanotechnology sphere, the IEEE NANO 2024 “Women in Nanotechnology” special event provides a space to connect with women at different stages of their careers, including students, junior and senior researchers, professionals working in academia and industry, and women leaders in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Be inspired by their stories, contribute to the collective advancement of the field and be part of a transformative dialogue shaping the future of nanoscience.

This exclusive gathering aims to address crucial topics that resonate with women in nanotech, fostering a platform for dialogue, collaboration, and empowerment. Attendees can expect engaging discussions on diverse subjects, including:

      • Women Mentorship: Explore the significance of mentorship in the professional growth of women in nanotechnology.
      • Innovative Ways to Inspire the Young Generation in Nanotech: Discuss creative approaches to encourage and inspire the next generation of women in the field.
      • Including Gender Impact in Research Projects: Discuss about strategies to integrate gender perspectives into research projects, enhancing their relevance and impact.
      • Quotas: Debate the role of quotas in promoting gender balance and diversity within the nanotech community.
      • Life in Industry: Gain insights into the experiences and challenges faced by women in nanotechnology within the industrial landscape.
      • Life in Academy: Explore the unique journeys of women contributing to nanotech in academic settings.
      • Leadership: Discuss the role of women in leadership positions, driving innovation and progress in nanotechnology.

This event promises valuable insights into women’s challenges in nanotech and provides a unique opportunity to expand professional networks. Attendees will have the chance to connect with like-minded individuals, fostering collaboration and mentorship that transcends traditional boundaries. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your professional network!


Rosa María Menéndez López

Rosa María Menéndez López (born February 12, 1956, in Corollos, Cudillero, Asturias) is a distinguished Spanish scientist. She made history as the first woman to preside over the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), serving in this role from November 2017 until June 2022.

Rosa earned her degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Oviedo in 1980 and later obtained her doctorate from the same institution in 1986. She commenced her career at the CSIC, initially at the National Coal Institute, now known as the Institute of Carbon Science and Technology (INCAR), based in Oviedo.

In addition to her role at CSIC, Menéndez López served as Vice President of Science Europe from June 1, 2018, representing the interests of the scientific community across 43 European research and innovation funding agencies. She remains a staunch advocate for women in science and is actively involved in initiatives such as the Margarita Salas Foundation, dedicated to advancing the role of women in scientific fields.