Sergio Nanita Ph.D. 

School Attended:
Purdue University, Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry.
University of Puerto Rico, B.S. in Chemistry.

Current Position:
Principal Investigator at DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences, Advanced Analysis R&D.

What do you love about your job?
I love many things about my job. The collaborative atmosphere and opportunities to make a difference with novel ideas rank high on the list.

What career advice would you give your 18 year old self?
A vision or a planned path to follow is important, and so is the ability to change it. I have given this advice at various venues, reflecting on unexpected opportunities that have surfaced throughout my career, leading to courses of action and ideas with better outcomes.

What is your dream vacation?
The southernmost region of South America: Falkland Islands, Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, Chilean Fjords, etc.

If you had to wear a t-shirt with one word on it for one year, what word would you choose?
STEM!

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are the foundation of human progress. So, if I must wear a T-shirt with one word on it for a year, I choose to honor STEM for making possible countless achievements by humankind.  

 If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be? 
Aviation.

Ask me about: 
Industry careers, interview etiquette, the interview process, and analytical chemistry