Ep40: Senior Editor - Luigi Martiradonna (Part 2)

Different paths around the same field. Image credit: Stuart Higgins

Different paths around the same field. Image credit: Stuart Higgins

Before becoming a senior editor for Nature Materials, Luigi Martiradonna was a researcher. We talk about his experiences and transition into academic publishing.

I had a few nights where I did not sleep at all, thinking what I should do
— Luigi Martiradonna
Luigi Martiradonna. Image credit: Stuart Higgins

Luigi Martiradonna. Image credit: Stuart Higgins

It was a strong interest in working with different research fields that led Luigi to first pursue interdisciplinary research, and ultimately a career in publishing.

In this interview we talk about Luigi's decision to leave the lab and his motivation for the change. We compare the pros and cons of both industries, how Luigi continues to be a part of the scientific community, and how he sees the role of scientist.

You can find out more about Luigi's role as an editor in the previous episode.