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It is time to celebrate Women in Science!

March 14th, 2018|

Author. COSMIC. 11 February! Today we celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, declared by the UN (resolution A/RES/70/212), as a way to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in science.

Why use a Microreactor for Chemical Processes?

March 14th, 2018|

Author: Claire Delacour (KU Leuven). The Microfluidic domain has known important developments over the last two decades. In 1990, less than 10 patents were published whereas in 2004 more than 350 patents were published in the US.

Recycling potential of End-of-Life Vehicles in UK

March 14th, 2018|

Author: Fernando Coelho (Univ. of Birmingham). In 2015 there were 300 million vehicles on EU roads. New Ultra-Low emission vehicles (ULEVs) are rapidly introduced into the market, representing a huge potential for secondary REEs.

Story-telling importance to communicate science

March 14th, 2018|

Author: Gwen Bailey (KU Leuven). As an environmentalist from Texas, a Republican and climate-change-denying state, I know better than anyone the challenge of communicating environmental science to a non-scientific community

A day in the life of a JRC scientist

March 14th, 2018|

Communicating science can be done in many ways: presenting research results or a poster at a conference, talking with your friends and family, or even blogging about science. Through short videos, as well, it is possible for scientists to engage in science communication and outreach to the general public. A number of people –13,573 to be

Green Chemistry: a challenge for the future

March 14th, 2018|

Author: Chiara Bonomi Many times we have heard the term Green Chemistry, but probably we have never stopped and thought about its real meaning. We always tend to associate to the word green to something that is clean, environmental-friendly, which can enhance our life; of course, but what exactly is Green Chemistry and why is it so important for us as

Inspiration of all time – Marie Skłodowska-Curie

March 14th, 2018|

“I am among those who think that science has great beauty.” According to the analysis of senior university staff in Europe, men are three times more likely than women to reach senior levels. However, the participation of women in science and technology can and has contributed to increasing innovation, quality and competitiveness of scientific and

Brief history of Electrochemistry

March 14th, 2018|

Edison and Tesla, I bet you all have heard of these brilliant scientists and inventors, famous for their contributions to the field of electrochemistry. This article is not an attribution to them, but to all scientists who played a role in the development of electrochemistry as we know it. I would like to start way

How can an industrial experience boost your PhD?

March 14th, 2018|

For most PhD applications, a relevant industrial experience is considered a plus in the CV. However, the career shift from the industry back to the academia often comes with transitional challenges. This leads PhD-newbies, like myself, into asking: “Which aspects of an industrial experience can come in handy while easing this transition?” With more than

Environmental impact assessment of Plasmastone

March 14th, 2018|

I am ESR12 and I am doing my PhD at University of Padova (Italy) under the supervision of Prof. Enrico Bernardo. The focus of my PhD is to develop glass-ceramics (i.e. materials from controlled crystallization of glasses) made with slags and ashes originated from the processing and conversion of the excavated landfill waste. Currently, I am working