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The periodic table – Krypton

Learn more about Krypton, which has nothing to do with cryptocurrency or Superman, and its interesting facts. Do you like this video? Which element would you like to see next time? Make a comment below Advertisements


Why it is important to acquire transferable skills. Life beyond PhD

Long a while ago a wrote two articles which were the manifesto of my PhD advocacy commitment: The first one life beyond PhD, the other one about transferable skills gained during a PhD. I will explore this topic a bit more today. I am fortunate enough to be part of a PhD programme designed in partnership with industries. Part of my PhD is also … Read More Why it is important to acquire transferable skills. Life beyond PhD

The periodic table – Helium

Learn more about Helium and its interesting facts. Did you enjoy this video? Would you be encouraged to learn more about chemistry? Make a comment below

Collaboration with

On Monday the 26th of February, came to the University of Nottingham to make an interview about myself. They were interested in my input on science communication and my use of social media to promote science and my research. They also selected me as an Ambassador of Sustainability as I use some of the lab equipment they provide to minimise the waste of … Read More Collaboration with


Collaboration with the Female Scientist association

The portrait of myself as a Female Scientist can also be found here Meet Teresa Ambrosio – scientist – woman – advocate! Teresa is a PhD student in Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. She graduated cum laude from La Sapienza – University of Rome in 2014. Her current research is based on C-H activations and how to develop more sustainable chemical reactions. Teresa … Read More Collaboration with the Female Scientist association


PhD and anxiety – Part 2

A while ago, I wrote an article about PhD and mental health issues starting the hashtag #YouAreNotAlone. The outcome was impressive. The article went viral and got around 3500 views. I got so many feedback from people grateful that I shared my experience and came up with solutions. Back then, I encouraged students to seek professional advice and talk to a counsellor. Many universities … Read More PhD and anxiety – Part 2

How do we encourage more women into STEM?

This article has also ben publish by the female scientist association. A recent report published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Diversity Landscape of the Chemical Science, put together some of the available evidence about the current state of diversity in the chemical sciences, with the particular focus on the United Kingdom. Specifically, three different parameters were taken into account: gender, disability and minority … Read More How do we encourage more women into STEM?


PhD Life – How to make an outstanding academic presentation

Conference season is coming soon and you are might be wondering whether to apply for one. When I started my PhD, my supervisor told me that one of the criteria to have a successful PhD is the presentation of your work at academic conferences. To be more precise, what you should need is attendance at three conferences and you must have done at least … Read More PhD Life – How to make an outstanding academic presentation

What’s catalysis? My research on C-H activation

This video will explain the concept of catalysis and give an insight on the emerging field of C-H activation.


PubhD #47: Chemistry, Biology and Social Psychology – My research on C-H activations

PubhD is an OutReach and public engagement event where local PhD students go to a pub and talk about their research to the general public. PhD runs in the main cities in Europe, Lisbon, Dublin, London etc. etc. Wed the 21st of Feb, I gave my talk and told about my research on catalysis and C-H activations. I will give a brief summary here.


The periodic table

While I was wondering in Nottingham, I came across this book and I bought it straight away. This is where my passion from chemistry started from: by studying the periodic table, the “rational” collection of all the elements on earth. If you want to buy the same book please click here.


PhD to success – Paolo Barucca – physicist and science communicator

After my previous articles on the importance of science communication and how to distinguish a reliable and unreliable scientific news, I decided to go back to my interviews and talk about my friend Paolo Barucca. Paolo is a researcher in physics and a science communicator. He created a website, La Scienza Coatta, The Coarse Science, where he tells stories about scientists in the language … Read More PhD to success – Paolo Barucca – physicist and science communicator