#2134 – Earlier This Week in Delft

ENGLISH I went to Delft earlier this week. Yeah, I mentioned some time ago that I hadn’t been back to Delft since the day I moved to Amsterdam. Finally, this statement is now no longer true! Haha 😛 Obviously I did not go there just because and without a reason, haha 😆 . My PhD…

#2054 – A Year A Doctor

ENGLISH This day last year, officially I got my PhD degree and so since then I have been entitled to use the title “Doctor”, haha 😛 . So how has this one year been in relation to this title? Well to be honest, it has been as how it was before my graduation in the…

#1909 – The Mental Roller Coaster of My PhD Defense

ENGLISH This post has been sitting in the Draft section for quite some time, patiently waiting for its turn to get published. Well, before the topic becomes too outdated, I share it now 🙂 . *** Some time ago, I shared how my PhD defense and graduation went. In that post, I concentrated on what…

#1885 – March 1st

ENGLISH TU Delft Since the day I arrived in the Netherlands in August 2010, I have always been affiliated with TU Delft. I started as an international Master student back then, a status I held for exactly two years until August 2012. Immediately in September 2012, I started my PhD, which contract ended in August 2016….

#1881 – My PhD Defense and Graduation

ENGLISH At the end of January, I successfully defended my PhD dissertation and, therefore, was awarded my PhD degree. And here is the story of how that day, one of the most important days of my entire life, went. 1. The suiting up There was a strict dress code that I must follow for the defense. And…

#1877 – When No News Implies Good News

ENGLISH I wrote this post exactly two months ago, when I was still in the process of arranging my PhD defense and graduation. Obviously, it went well. But I was quite stressed at that time that I decided to channel some of those frustration (and, to some degree, worry) as a post. It helped. And…

#1870 – Dr. Ir. A. A. Zilko

ENGLISH Just a really quick update. As of a few hours ago today, officially I can call myself: Dr. Ir. A. A. Zilko. Or, using my international titles: A. A. Zilko, S.Si, M.Sc, Ph.D. Haha 😆 Yep, this afternoon I had my PhD defense. Obviously it went well and so this post 😛 . Anyway, I must stop…

#1867 – Publishing A Journal Paper

ENGLISH At TU Delft, one of the requirements for a PhD candidate is to publish (a few) journal papers. A journal paper is a scientific paper that is published in a scientific journal (duh! 😛 ). Publishing a journal paper is by no means easy. You cannot just write one, send it to the editor, and…