Northwestern University, USA
OSA Member since: 1995
OSA Fellow since: 1995
Dr. Razeghi is at the multimillion dollar end of the lab spectrum. Coming from an extensive background as a pioneer in semiconductors and optoelectronic devices, she directs Northwestern University's Center for Quantum Devices, a world-class laboratory that since its inception in 1992 has garnered more than $55 million, and 55 patents awarded or pending, 75 significant awards, 450 publications, 12 books, 21 chapters, and 550 conference presentations.
What is your advice for balancing one's professional and personal life?
Women have a unique gift of giving life. Hence, the success of next generation is in the hands of women as mothers. This blessing enforces women to be more disciplined, careful and successful than men; both at home and at work. It also brings a dilemma: to be a good mother or own a successful career. My life has shown that this dilemma is delusional: both (being a good mother and a successful professional) is possible. This can only be achieved by time-management, planning and discipline. It also requires women to work much harder than men. Only this kind of dedication shall bring balance to the professional and personal life of 21st century women.
Do you have suggestions for how female scientists support each other's career and development?
Women have different characteristics than men, only women can comprehend women. In this respect, it is very important to stay in contact with other women professionals, and to benefit from their unique life experiences. This could be achieved by networking within the community and collaborating scientifically. These leadoffs will eventually evolve into strong colleagueships driving female scientists forward in life and in their profession.
Link for more information:
Center for Quantum Devices | Dr. Manijeh Razeghi | Northwestern University
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