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...

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...