I am currently a PhD candidate at the School of Physics in Trinity College Dublin. My research is focused on computer simulations of electronic devices for solar energy conversion applications, working under supervision of Prof. Stefano Sanvito and funded by the ACRAB project in collaboration with KAUST University in Saudi Arabia. As a student, I’ve published scientific papers in internationally recognized scientific journals and given talks in several international conferences.
What is the best thing about being a researcher?
When I was thinking about “What is the best thing about being a researcher?” a few catchy words popped up in my head and I placed them here in the order that I think it usually happens: self-learning, independence, time-management, discovery and travelling.
In my opinion, the best thing about being a researcher is the infinite opportunities that you have to study, learn and acquire new skills, it is the best career for a curious person that also appreciates independence. Although going through the process of investigation and self-learning can be challenging, it is extremely rewarding when original contributions are produced because of your work.
In spite of the hard work, I particularly love travelling and being a researcher gives me the best opportunity to visit many different places and to get to know more about different peoples and cultures.
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