Overcoming Instrument Stress

One bad experience with a scientific instrument can make it a stressful experience using it every time afterwards. That summarizes my relationship with a particular microscope in my department. This  transmission electron microscope (TEM) requires a slow, steady and cautious sample input/output procedure. During one training session, I'd been warned that poor handling of the... Continue Reading →

Digging for information- PhD reading

First things first, you are probably wondering why there's a pug digging into the sand at the beach in this article's feature image. The dog's actions are a metaphor for my PhD reading and the background beach is... just a calm setting that invokes peaceful emotions that counter the other PhD induced existential crisis feelings... Continue Reading →

the PhD Cook

I want to cover something more lighthearted this week so the  topic is..... food! Glorious food. More specifically,  I want to share how the longer hours and stresses of the postgraduate academic life have changed my cooking habits and meals. Not to spoil anything, but I'd say it's not a bad direction. There are two... Continue Reading →

The Inner Work Efficiency Voice

It's been a while since I last wrote but that's not to say that I'm falling short of experiences to share. Rather, I've either had relaxing weekends void of any thoughtful process or just always procrastinated from writing here. Or at least that's what I tell myself. This week, I'd like to talk about listening... Continue Reading →

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