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RIA # 82: Dr. Ronald Kander on Building a Successful Research Career

Dr. Ronald Kander

Dr. Ronald Kander

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Ronald Kander, Founding Dean of Kanbar College of Design, Engineering & Commerce and Associate Provost for Applied Research at Jefferson (Philadelphia University & Thomas Jefferson University). Previously, founding Director of the School of Engineering at James Madison U, Professor of Materials Science at Virginia Tech, Senior Engineer of Polymer Physics at Dupont. BS (Carnegie Mellon) & PhD (U of Delaware) in Chemical Engineering.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Research Retrospective [00:00-12:00]

In this first segment, Ron reflects on what has contributed to his successful research career.

Segment 2: Research Networking [12:01-22:33]

In segment two, Ron offers tips for effective research networking.

Segment 3: Merging University Research Missions [22:34-33:50]

In segment three, Ron discusses the recent merger of universities between Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

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