Name, organization: David Seveno, KU Leuven
Current position: Associate professor
Areas of expertise: Physical chemistry of interfaces & nanoscale modelling
Roles in FibreNet: Supervisor of Ali Khodayari and co-supervisor of Alexandros Prapavesis
Where were you born/ where have you lived as a child?
I was born in Brittany, a region located in the north west of France. I moved to Belgium when I was 25-year-old, i.e. in a couple of years, I will have spent half of my life in this marvelous and crazy country.
Do-it-yourself. The summer holidays at home gave me time to practice my skills. This resulted in the construction of a small hut at the back of my garden, close to the pond. Nice scenery and ideal location to prepare a new course in adhesion (no wifi!)
What has been the biggest change in your working life, and how did you adapt to it?
There were 2 changes actually:
What has been the hardest decision you have made during the last years?
The hardest decision was to accept that I cannot control everything anymore. Too many tasks and too few hours in a day. Gathering a good team of technicians, Master students, PhD students, and post-docs (without any order of preference) around you is then vital.