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Peter Fiske, Ph.D., To Deliver Keynote Address at the 2017 Annual Meeting

Thursday, June 2, 2016   (0 Comments)
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June 2, 2016

Peter Fiske, Ph.D., will deliver the keynote address at the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) 15th Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place March 17 - 19, 2017, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, CA.

Fiske is the CEO of PAX Water Technologies, Inc. and formerly the co-founder and vice president for business development of RAPT Industries, a spin-out from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Prior to forming RAPT, Fiske was an experimental physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he ran a hypervelocity impact experimental facility and carried out research in the areas of condensed matter physics, high pressure science and high strain-rate deformation. He has organized and led panel discussions and workshops on alternative careers and career development for scientists at national and international meetings, universities, and national laboratories. He has been featured on NPR's Talk of the Nation - Science Friday.

Fiske received his doctoral degree in geochemistry and materials science in 1993 from Stanford University. He is the author of the book To Boldly Go: A Practical Career Guide for Scientists, ( published by AGU, and the upcoming second edition Put Your Science to WORK: The Take-Charge Career Guide for Scientists and Engineers. From 1997-2001 he co-authored the biweekly column Opportunities on the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) career website,, and is currently a regular contributor to Nature.