Mostafa Moonir Shawrav is the current chair of the Austrian Chapter of the Marie Curie Alumni Association, an active community of researchers providing service, support and guidance for career development. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Technical University of Vienna where he does not only research nanotechnology, but also prepares young minds for future scientific explorations. From his masters degree at the University of Twente and research experience at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, he gathered experience and established an effective network of peers often vital for an early stage researcher. He obtained considerable career development expertise through academic and professional conferences, workshops, training sessions, and courses as an attendee and as an organizer. Through his efforts and achievements, he gained several awards in research and the MCAA Alumni of the Year Award 2014.