#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…

#1970 – Seven Years in Europe

ENGLISH My life in Europe, well, the Netherlands 😛 , started on this day seven years ago, when I got off Garuda Indonesia’s Airbus A330-200 reg PK-GPI at Schiphol Airport as flight GA88 from Jakarta (via Dubai). A total random note: PK-GPI no longer flies for Garuda and is now operated by Chinese’s Beijing Capital…

#1968 – On My Holiday Allowances

ENGLISH One consequence I must face with my decision to switch from academia to industry is the much more limited holiday allowances that I get now. If two years ago I got 50 days for the year, I only get about half of that this year, haha 😆 . Though, as in the standard in…

#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 Well, before the topic becomes too outdated, I share it now 🙂 .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…

#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…

#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…

#1742 – Writing A Journal Paper

ENGLISH As currently I am in Munich for a conference, so I feel like the posts I publish this week should also revolve a little bit around my work, haha 😆 . So here is a topic. One of my responsibilities as a PhD candidate is to publish (a few) journal papers. Here, a journal…