To Be Like Water

Amit Kumar (ESR4)

Hello, everyone, I am Amit Kumar (ESR-4). I was born in New Delhi, the capital of India, but I grew up in a small village called Rasulpur.

I am a joint PhD student of the University of Belgrade and the University of Girona, through the Nowelties project.

Like the other ESRs, I deal with water purification.

Specifically, I plan to use atmospheric plasma discharge to remove organic micropollutants from wastewater.

This is an environmentally friendly technology (it does not require the use of chemicals) for wastewater treatment.

What brought me so far from the land where I was born?

Being able to solve complex problems using limited resources.

Hence the passion for water and research.

It all started after I graduated in Mechanical Engineering from APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Lucknow, India.

The courses I attended made me passionate about environmental engineering, chemistry, along with wastewater management.

And to do this, I knew I needed to increase my technical knowledge.

For this reason, I continued my training by obtaining a master’s degree at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

My undergraduate and master’s background gave me the theoretical knowledge and experience to carry on research in the field of wastewater treatment, but if there is one thing that this path has taught me, it is that this field is booming and you are never too prepared.

Water is the most important natural resource a vital area can have and maintaining its quality is as complex as it is important.

We researchers are a bit like water: we change shape and go around things, finding new paths that no one else had ever thought of.