Here it is!
This will be my space for news, views, reviews, and… maybe interviews. As the name “water research” implies, this place will be all about water and science. These days I’m into groundwater and drinking water quality, so for now this will be the main focus.
At the moment I’m finalizing my PhD studies at the Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University (Denmark). When I mention this to people, who don’t know me, usually, the first reaction is “What’s next?”. Well, I would like to continue doing research. I love it! One of the reasons to make this blog is, because I think, scientist should be a little bit more open to general public. We sure do knowledge dissemination, give talks at conferences, participate in workshops etc. Nevertheless, I doubt my Facebook contacts know what I do on a daily basis. I have the feeling that some of them may even think that being a PhD fellow is like being a student – you pass some exams, write a thesis, do some field work at nice locations, drink some beer… Very often I get questions like: “Aren’t you going to find a real job?” or “How long are you going to continue studying” or “Isn’t it time for some real world experience?”… All the wrong questions.
So, I would like to share my work and the inspiring work of others, with a broader audience in somewhat more informal way. Now and then, I may go for a topic, which is not strictly on water-related subject, for example: gender equality in science, good scientific practice, the peer-review process, PhD programmes etc. I also hope that there will be space for scientific discussions, or just discussions about the stuff I’ll be posting.
Lately I’ve published two peer-review papers on iodine in Danish drinking water and groundwater, so feel free to check them out too:
- the first one is an overview of the groundwater-iodine data from the Danish public database called Jupiter –> click
- the second one is about the geographical variation of iodine concentrations in Danish drinking water –> click (before 7th of September free access through this link)
Yep, this is so far. Don’t hesitate to leave a comment and/or recommendation 🙂
Updates on my PhD dissertation and (hopefully) on the deference will come soon, so stay tuned!