In this opinion piece, adjunct professor of Physics of Fluids Alvaro Marin advocates for equality for academic staff, especially in the ceremonial gowns that are worn. ‘We would then turn PhD defences into real academic celebrations in which we can all dress up and celebrate together as equals.’
Winning big grants, supervising students, appearing in media… what is the secret to being a successful academic? In this series, UT researchers reflect on the various ways of being a good scientist and contributing to the world. This episode features Alvaro Marin, Associate Professor of Physics of Fluids. ‘Being an academic is a tough job.’
Microplastics pose an increasing threat to human health and the environment. The absence of a reliable detection methods is an obstacle for legislation and restriction of these new contaminants. Associate Professor Alvaro Marin, Chair of Physics of Fluids, and his team are developing an efficient detection technology for microplastics in water. This is a first step towards better microplastic management.
The creator of ‘Imaginarium of Tears’, Maurice Mikkers, is at the UT today, capturing more tears for his collection and strengthening the collaboration with local researchers.