Nebojša Ilić (ESR13) I would like to start this blog article by talking about awareness. Awareness is easily taken for granted and we are predisposed to think that everyone is equally informed and has the same knowledge as us (scientists). That is however not the case. We...

Michele Ponzelli (ESR12) We live in a constantly connected world, where the exchange of information is getting faster and faster, and technology is rapidly evolving. We can barely remember when there was no internet connection or when we have no cell phones at all. As in many...

Marina Gutierrez (ESR11) Hi! I am Marina, ESR#11 from Nowelties program between the University of Ferrara and the University of Zagreb. Let’s see how I arrived here J The first years of my life were influenced by the water of the river next to home. We lived...

Francis dela Rosa (ESR10) Hello! I am Francis M. dela Rosa (ESR 10).  I am from the Philippines and I love to see people smiling and laughing at my jokes. I could look like a serious person when there is no smile on my face, but...

Sabrina de Boer (ESR9) My name is Sabrina de Boer or, speaking in numbers, ESR 9. I'm 26 years old, and grew up on Norderney, a German island in the North Sea. Now, I am a PhD researcher in Santiago de Compostela since September 2019, working on the...

Camilo Sánchez (ESR8) Hi, I am Camilo (ESR-8), and I come from Colombia, a country rich in biodiversity where water is the most abundant natural resource. I was born and raised in the countryside, in a small town surrounded by mountains and waterfalls. There I had the opportunity...

Barbara Kalebić (ESR7) Hi, I'm Barbara, another Barbara in the NOWELTIES project, and from Zagreb too! However, I'm an environmental engineer, and ESR #7. As a child I had doubts about my future: I didn't know whether to become a chemist or an artist. I wanted to contribute...

Danilo Bertagna (ESR6) Hello! My name is Danilo, ESR #6 from the NOWELTIES program. My goal is to design a lab-scale UV-LED photoreactor on laboratory scale to degrade organic micropollutants via TiO2 photocatalysis and evaluate the factors that might affect this process. I was born in the state...