Meet and Greet

"Great things in business are never done by one person. They are done by a team of people" - Steve Jobs It is the second week at the university and my first workshop for the subject called Skills for Professional Chemists was held today at 9am. I was 5 minutes late (due to previous Maths … Continue reading Meet and Greet

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Hard skills development in Testing Water Quality field

Hard skills are defined as specific, measurable capabilities such as speaking foreign languages, earning a degree, using software programs or operating machines and measuring tools [1] Generally speaking, hard skills are those that can be mentioned in the section “Required criteria” in any job advertisement. In this entry, some of the hard skills relating to … Continue reading Hard skills development in Testing Water Quality field

No meth, no cannabis? No worries!

New Psychoactive Substances (NPSs) are molecules that contain “non-illegal” compounds though exhibiting psychoactive effects to consumers. They are recently evolved to replace the illegal drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine, cannabis, etc. [1] The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) categorise the main substances of NPS includes aminoindane, synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic cathinones, ketamine, phyncyclidine-type … Continue reading No meth, no cannabis? No worries!

Micro-organism: algae – the saver of human’s future energy?

My topic for the major assignment was “Biofuels and the advantages and disadvantages of algae as potential sources of biofuel”. Nowadays, a dramatic increase use of fossil fuel, specifically crude oil to produce petrol is alerting. It faces too many issues such as the depletion of resources meaning more competition across nations which can lead … Continue reading Micro-organism: algae – the saver of human’s future energy?