Explosion & Flame – Lessons Learned From Building a Blog Business While Completing a PhD
In this session, Chris will describe his journey from starting a website blogging about his academic research to launching a research company focused on reducing the impact of industrial fires and explosions around the world. Chris will cover what it looks like to truly be the first person in your niche online, why every graduate student and person with expertise should have a blog, how to build and monetize an online personal brand in a traditionally offline industry, and how to create a team to drive your business forward.
Dr. Chris Cloney recently completed his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering at Dalhousie University. His focus was on industrial safety around fire and explosion prevention in industries handling powdered materials. Through blogging during his research, he was able to create a personal brand in his field and launch his own online company after graduation.