Young Professionals Program

Young Professionals Program by IEEE OES YP and MTS ECOPs

The YP Panel is an international event that aims at enhancing the professional and social status of Young Professionals (YPs) and Early Career Professionals (ECOPs) interested in ocean science, engineering and technology.

The YP panel was held during the OCEANS 2022 – International Conference and expositions on 23rd February 2022 at Raman hall of Indian Institute of Technology Madras-Research Park(IITMRP) as a hybrid event.

Prof. Thondiyath Asokan discussed various aspects of underwater vehicle design and provided technical insight on underwater technology. Ms.Jill Zande explained her career and offered information on multiple opportunities available for the young professionals. Mr. Antony Jacob Ashish presented about their growth from the experiment to starting an industry and details of various stages of their firm’s growth. Prof. Nikola Mišković insisted the importance of participation in the conferences and involving and networking among the researchers of respective field.

The program was moderated by Dr. R.Venkatesan, Dr. Roberto Petroccia, Dr. Joshua Baghdady and Dr. Rajat Mishra

The event had more than 25 in-person participants and 40 virtual participants. The students interacted with the panelists and asked many questions related to shaping their future, how to perform sustained environment-friendly ocean research etc.

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Dr. Thondiyath Asokan

Professor at IIT Madras and Head of the Engineering Design Department

Mr. Antony Jacob Ashish

Acoustics and Non-destructive Evaluation, Planys Technologies

Dr. Nikola Mišković

Professor at University of Zagreb (Croatia) and Director of LABUST

Ms. Jill Zande

President/Executive Director of Marine Advanced Technology Education Inspiration for Innovation (MATE II), Monterey, California (USA)

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