Silvana Quiton (ESR1) Hello readers, I’m Silvana ESR1. For most of us Nowelties, the first year of PhD has already come to an end. Last month, I started my first experience supervising a master thesis student, and I have to confess that as much as I...

Nikoletta Tsiarta (ESR14) The greatest philosophers were people who spent a lot of time thinking, developing theories and less time living. Most of them were self-taught, and they often would spend most of their life in the same place. But what has this to do with...

Nebojša Ilić (ESR13) With all the negative news circulating around due to the COVID-19 crisis, the world has fallen into turmoil lately and it is taking an obvious toll on everyone’s productivity and general well-being. Regardless, the NOWELTIES team is working diligently to overcome the restrictions...

Michele Ponzelli (ESR12) Whether you are a researcher or not, you have, at least once in your life, experienced what it means to fail and how it feels like. Fail an experiment, fail an activity, fail to meet a deadline, etc. That feeling of misery, of the...

Marina Gutierrez (ESR11) What do I do in my PhD? Where there is an infrastructure for wastewater treatment, its performance can be enhanced by adding a specific material. I am that person who looks forward to obtaining clean water by adding activated carbon to a tank. That’s...

Francis dela Rosa (ESR10) Hi readers! It’s my blog contribution time again. This year (2020) brings tough times for all people all over the world. In my previous blogs, I talked about focus, mamba mentality, EQ, and AQ. This time, I want to add two crucial factors,...

Sabrina De Boer (ESR9) The Marie Skłodovska Curie fellowship for early-stage researchers awarded by the European Commission is a unique opportunity to work on a PhD project in a strong scientific community. But there is more to it: Research stays (mobility) allow the fellows to serve...

Camilo Sáncez (ESR8) Do you know how many days could a human being surviving without water or food? According to several scientific studies, a person could survive up to two months without food, just drinking water. However, the survival probabilities are highly reduced to few days when...