• Success is where preparation meets opportunity

    by: in: Philosophyon October 20, 2017

    Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Replace luck with success, and for work in R&D I strongly agree with this piece of wisdom. It is (disputedly) attributed to Seneca the Younger (L. Annaeus Seneca, 4 BC – AD 65).

  • A trip to the Microtomography Beamline ID19 of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

    by: in: Researchon July 11, 2017

    When I tell people that I went to a synchrotron to perform X-ray phase contrast micro-computed tomography, among the questions I get are “What’s a synchrotron?” and “Why can’t you use a normal micro-CT machine?”

  • Crack a presentation 101

    by: in: Education, Researchon July 11, 2017

    After some time in academia you realize that getting people to understand your research is as important as the scientific methodology you have used. And this is even more true when you are trying to secure funding for your future research. There are many ways in which you can convey your message, through journal publications, reports and presentations.

  • A clique, group, or cult that we all follow

    by: in: Philosophyon April 9, 2017

    However advanced we may become scientifically, there are some regular events that keep on happening in life. There is no logical explanation behind those events and ironically we often do not even try to put logic to such events. As far back as I can go in my childhood, I recall that many kids had a special set of friends, resulting in the formation of groups.

  • Life management – Part 2

    by: in: About us, Educationon March 8, 2017

    To be successful in managing/leading a family or a team, a very important thing is to be able to talk things out properly – problems, wishes or simply emotions. So here I go, and share some of the situations from home which allow me to develop stronger communication skills.