Pilar Herrera-Fierro

Pilar Herrera-Fierro

Supervisor User Services at LNF


University of Michigan

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Was good at science.
I became an engineer.
Then discovered research and science.
Then got a masters in science
Got a PhD in science.
Got good at spectroscopy/surface science.
Then learned semiconductor fabrication.
I teach nanofabrication.

Education

High School
Bachelor
University of Concepcion, Chile
Doctorate
Chemical Engineering
University of Concepcion, Chile

Career

Supervisor User Services at LNF

Nanofabrication

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Science
Education
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

Check email generated overnight (we work 24/7), solve emergencies, see my teaching schedule, plan for the day.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

I do science, you do need an advanced degree.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Get qualified, get at least a masters degree.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

doctorate
Doctorate

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You should stay home and raise your kids."

Challenges I Overcame

Being a woman