On September 16th, the 3rd project meeting was held online, and ESRs presented both their experimental updates and plans for the next six months....

Barbara Kalebić (ESR7) “Everybody thought I was a bit of an eccentric for wanting to be out there looking at the stars, but I still do.” These are the words of a famous PhD astrophysicist who is the least known for his contribution to science. After the...

Danilo Bertagna (ESR6) Hello again! I’m Danilo Bertagna Silva, ESR#6. Today I want to tell you more about my research role in the NOWELTIES project. I’m carrying out the development of ultra-violet light-emitting diodes photoreactor design. “Ultra-violet light-emitting diodes photoreactor design”… this sounds fancy, but let me...

Barbara Topolovec (ESR5) “1095 days of adventure begins”. This is what my sister told me when I took that plane and flew away to another country. And as I’m writing this, I realize that it happened one year ago—one year. You may know that moment when you...

Amit Kumar (ESR4) Hello everyone! In this blog, I am going to share some of my personal views about being a PhD student here in Serbia. Let me start from the beginning, I obtained my previous degrees from universities in India. While pursuing my postgraduate studies, I...

Edwin Antonio Chingate (ESR3) It’s been a long trip for me. Now, even though I feel exhausted, I’m ready to start a new challenge. This is how my life is going...

Ana Paulina López (ESR2) ESR formation involves international mobility in different ways, from short trips to conferences to longer stays during mobility periods. When stepping in a PhD journey, one should be prepared to travel when the time arrives. For us, the 14 ESR, our full...

Silvana Quiton (ESR1) It has been suggested that the Homo Sapiens secret of success is large-scale cooperation (Harari, 2019). From humanity early beginnings till now, we have created very sophisticated networks of cooperation in our modern life. Scientific community is based on cooperation Cooperation within the scientific community...

Nikoletta Tsiarta (ESR14) Each language has its alphabet, and this is what shapes the words and, consequently, the sentences, the paragraphs, and in general, the way of expressing ourselves. Words are essential to make ourselves understood. We, as scientists, need to find the right ones to communicate...

Nebojša Ilić (ESR13) Hello again! In my previous blog post, I introduced you to a family of chemicals (PFAS) that have been around since the 1960s and proven to be harmful in the late 1990s. These “forever chemicals” have been accumulating in the water bodies all...