Pilar Herrera-Fierro

Pilar Herrera-Fierro

Supervisor User Services at LNF


University of Michigan

Milestones

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

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
University of Concepcion, Chile
doctorate
Doctorate
Chemical Engineering
University of Concepcion, Chile
Career

Career

Supervisor User Services at LNF

Nanofabrication

Career Roadmap

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

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You should stay home and raise your kids."

I established myself as a professional, then I had kids, stayed at home for a while and went back to work.

Challenges I Overcame

Being a woman
Being a woman

Be the best in the group of peers.