How to select a supervisor

About this video

Choosing the right supervisor is just as important as being passionate about your research topic, according to Professor of Biomaterials, Aldo Boccaccini.

In this video, the Editor-in-Chief of Materials Letters highlights just some of the points you should consider when making this important selection. He looks at the role personality plays and why finding someone open and friendly can be helpful. He also explores the importance of your supervisor’s network and reputation, and how these factors can benefit your career. You’ll come away equipped with useful tips to support your decision-making process.

About the presenter

Aldo Boccaccini

Professor of Biomaterials, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Aldo Boccaccini is Chair and Professor of Biomaterials at the Department of Materials Science, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. His research activities are in the broad area of glasses, ceramics and polymer/glass composites for biomedical, functional and/or structural applications. He is the author or co-author of more than 450 scientific papers and 15 book chapters.