October 20, 2017 MSE Industry Roundtable with Dr. Alket Mertiri

MSE Industry Roundtable Mertiri 2017 10 20MSE students are invited to a lunch meeting with Dr. Alket Mertiri (’14 MSE), to learn about his professional life after his PhD dissertation work with Professor Erramilli.

Dr. Mertiri will will discuss how his multidisciplinary work at BU helped him succeed in the fast paced world of startups. While at BU, Dr. Mertiri engaged in the MSE-supported student chapters of the Material Research Society and ASM International. He built leadership skills and developed an academic network, which are key components of success.

Dr. Mertiri is a Research Scientist and Project Manager at Pendar Technologies, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based start-up company. His team is developing a point-of-care platform to detect infectious diseases and minimize disease outbreaks. Dr. Mertiri collaborates globally with universities and companies to create affordable, real-time molecular testing. His team has secured multi-million dollar contracts from the Department of Defense to work on issues concerning global health. Pendar Technologies is a privately held product development company focused on bringing to market portable analysis and monitoring products.

Date:  Friday, October 20, 2017
Time:  12:00PM-1:00PM
Location:  15 Saint Mary’s Street, Room 105

Registration Required by October 17.