Disability: an opportunity and a challenge while becoming a scientist

Carlo Antonini tells his story as scientist on Langmuir, as part of the American Chemical Society initiative “Diversity & Inclusion Cover Art Series”
Carlo Antonini in the cover art by Héloïse Chochois

Can you become a scientist with a disability?

Carlo Antonini, professor of Materials Science and Technology in the Department of Materials Science of the University of Milano-Bicocca, talks about his experience as a person with disability in the editorial “The Interface of Science and Disability: A Personal View” by Langmuir, a scientific international journal of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Starting from 2021, through the initiative "Diversity & Inclusion Cover Art Series", ACS aims to give visibility to scientists belonging to underrepresented communities, through the publication of an editorial and an illustrated cover page.

Prof. Antonini’s editorial, combined with a cartoon from the scientific illustrator Héloïse Chochois, was accepted and published in volume 38(50). The cover illustrates a few moments of Carlo Antonini's daily professional and personal life.

This cover comes few days after the "International Day of Persons with disabilities", celebrated yearly on the 3rd December.

Carlo Antonini was also interviewed on BNews, the blog of the University of Milan-Bicocca, in an interview published on the 20th December.