The Power List 2021
Emeritus Distinguished Professor, Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science, University of Tasmania, Australia
Advice? The single, strongest piece of advice I have is to be flexible and to avoid becoming compartmentalized. In my view, there is a tendency for new PhD graduates to feel that they have specialized knowledge in just the field in which they have completed their PhD. This overlooks all the generic skills they have gained along the way – skills in problem-solving, scientific writing, hypothesis testing... If new graduates see themselves as both specialists and generalists, a wide range of career opportunities will emerge.