Shanata featured in Chemistry World article

Associate Professor of Chemistry Jai Shanata was featured in an article, “Looking after your children and your career,” in Chemistry World.

Jai ShanataThe article focuses on how chemists hold a research-related career and balance family needs.

Shanta discusses the importance of choosing a campus that fits your needs.

Shanata and his wife, a faculty member at the same college, chose a small town because they wanted to avoid a long commute. The decision also has allowed them to integrate their six-year-old daughter into their work life seamlessly. One February weekend ‘we each had office hours, I brought my daughter in on Saturday, she brought her in on Sunday,’ says Shanata. ‘That meant the other person could focus on their work [that day].’

According to the website, Chemistry World is a magazine for the global chemical science community. It provides a mix of articles, from essential news and research discoveries through to thought-provoking features and opinion columns. It reaches millions of chemical scientists around the world with stories published daily online and in monthly print and app issues.