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Emotional Intelligence Leadership for Scientists and Engineers: Scientists are People, Too


Nicholas Williams, PhD'21, VP of Technology and Product Development at X-COR Therapeutics

Scientists are People Too (12/14/2023)

Too often, researchers and engineers believe that the science speaks for itself. Yet results and data only get you so far. Achieving success within a research-focused environment requires navigating complex social dynamics with emotional intelligence. In this talk, the importance and role of empathy and emotional intelligence will be explored from sending emails, to leading meetings, and managing both up and down.

Speaker: Nicholas Williams, Ph.D.'21 (Electrical and Computer Engineering) serves as President and Co-Founder of InFlo Medical, a start-up commercializing a fully portable heart-lung replacement technology and as VP of technology and Product Development at X-COR Therapeutics, a medical device company developing a respiratory dialysis therapy to remove CO2 directly from the lungs of chronic respiratory failure patients. He graduated with a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Duke University in 2021 and performed a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University in Materials Science and Engineering where his research focused on printed electronics for biosensing applications. Concurrent to his PhD, he served as president of a 50+ person consulting group providing pro-bono management consulting to nonprofits. He is on the Board of Advisors for the Johns Hopkins University department of Materials Science and Wearable Tech Ventures, a non-profit dedicated to advancing wearable technology and promoting non-traditional founders in the wearable space.

As part of the event, participants will receive a complimentary book on EQ (emotional intelligence).

This event is part of the Emotional Intelligence for Scientists & Engineers series, sponsored in part by The Graduate School's Professional Development Grant.


Leadership, Professional Development, Professional Development Grant, Self Awareness