Ana Paulina López (ESR2) To follow a PhD means to follow a path that generally takes several years. For some persons, it may take three years, and for others, five. In either case, you usually reside where the host University or company lies, and you may...

Silvana Quiton (ESR1)     For most of us in the Nowelties team, the secondments have started, and we are experiencing living in a different country, being in a different lab and interacting with different people. This is an exciting time in our PhD journey and, for me...

Danilo Bertagna Silva (ESR6) and  Francis dela Rosa (ESR10) participated in the 27th Croatian Meeting of Chemists and Chemical Engineers (with International Participation-5th Symposium “Vladimir Prelog”) in Veli Lošinj, Croatia on the 5th to 8th of October 2021, with an oral and poster presentation....

Nikoletta Tsiarta (ESR14)     “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!”, this is the phrase it comes to my mind when thinking of how my PhD life looks like until now. As all my other ESR colleagues, I am now finishing the second year of the ITN project...

Barbara Kalebić (ESR 7) participated in the 9th Croatian-Slovenian-Serbian Symposium on Zeolites in Split, Croatia on the 23rd - 25th of September 2021, with an oral presentation titled 'The efficiency of natural clinoptilolite for ciprofloxacin removal from aqueous media....

Nebojša Ilić (ESR13)     After seeing the recent call for new astronauts by the European Space Agency (ESA), I started thinking about water reuse and how different this concept is for us down on planet earth compared to those in the international space station (ISS). In a man-made...

Michele Ponzelli (ESR12)     The life of a young researcher is often peppered with travel. From short stays of a few days for conferences to periods of exchange and collaboration. It happens that researchers stay abroad for months, if not years. You leave to discover, to learn, and...

Francis dela Rosa (ESR10)     Hi readers! It’s my blog contribution time again! I am very happy to share with you my marvelous experience during and after the 17th International Conference on Environmental Science & Technology (CEST 2021) in Athens, Greece. Finally, a hybrid (physical and virtual) conference...

Sabrina de Boer (ESR9)     In science, all observations perceived with our senses or the machines we build are the base for theories we create to understand and transform the world. The increasing knowledge and constantly refined theories make specialization into disciplines inevitable. I graduated in chemistry:...