Camilo Sánchez (ESR8) Have you ever noticed how some objects change their properties when they are left under the Sun? For example, when a newspaper is exposed to sunlight for several days, it becomes yellowish. This remarkable process is called photodecomposition, which means that a substance is...

Barbara Kalebić (ESR7) Every day, we are faced with the significant progress of humanity, achieving a better quality of life with more straightforward, safer, and longer living. As a consequence, science has to deal with many new and more complex problems that require an urgent finding...

Danilo Bertagna(ESR6) All of the fellows in NOWELTIES are working hard on cutting-edge technologies of water treatment. Specifically, in my case, I should study the applicability of UV-LED photocatalysis for the degradation of organic micropollutants and develop optimized photoreactor designs to further reduce energy expenses. By...

Barbara Topolovec (ESR5) I was in the lab, with my eyes fixed on my sample. At first, nothing happened, but after a few minutes, I saw them: red, yellow, and some blue spots. I repeated two more times the same experiment; my brain couldn't believe what my...

Amit Kumar (ESR4) I am from India, where 37 % of India's population lives in the Ganga river basin. The Ganga is a holy river in India, with a total length of 2,525 km. This river is an essential source of water for a vast area,...

Edwin Chingate (ESR3) Even though it’s not new to me, and we all keep doing it all the time, that phrase is sticking in my mind, especially during this period of my life called Ph.D. studies. As science by itself requires persistence, I’m aware that everyone...

Ana Paulina López (ESR2) As part of the Nowelties project, my main goal is to understand and enhance microorganisms’ potential to treat wastewater. Why am I so interested in knowing more about this? Most of the existing wastewater treatment plants include microorganisms because these marvelous bacteria, fungi, and...

Silvana Quiton (ESR1) We all know the famous phrase of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry “What is essential is invisible to the eye”. In my research, this quote is literally true. My work consists in understanding biotransformation occurring in wastewater, that is how microorganisms convert all sorts of substances...

Nikoletta Tsiarta (ESR14) Hello, my #stayhome readers. It’s been four months since our first digital contact, and I am happy to share my thoughts with you again. Taking into account the current situation, who said COVID could only refer to a disease? COVID, a word that has...

On March 10th, NOWELTIES’ Mid-Term check was held via WebEX due to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 in Europe....