Materials chemistry and characterisation: I have synthesised niche advanced materials with state-of-the-art physical properties and experimentally established structure-property relationships in order to optimise the behaviour of the materials.
The main thread of my work is to plan experiments, conduct measurements, analyse data, interpret results and write research articles from the achievements. However, it was also vital to discuss with collaborators to integrate our results to obtain a better understanding. I also enjoy mentoring students and junior researchers who will be the next generation of scientists.
I have worked in academia for 8 years and now I set out to apply my academic skills in development and industry.
PhD in Chemistry.
I was doing research as an undergraduate student and it was straightforward to continue working in research. Later on, I won a research fellowship, so I could proceed in my academic career.
I managed to publish an article from my work in extreme competition.
Solving complex problems.
The examples of fundamental research which moved towards creating sensations.
Curiosity, crystal clear thinking, persistence, communication skills
The relationship of the boss with the employees and his/her emotional intelligence is surprisingly important.
We were in the middle of a demanding and complicated experiment with a unique sample when the equipment broke. Our only chance to keep the tight timing of the project was to move the complete setup without disassembling to the spectrometer next room and then crawl under pipes and tables each 10 mins for about 3 hours to get from the sample holder to the computer and back. Our series of measurements then played a key role in the understanding of the studied phenomena and we published an internationally excellent article from the achievements.
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