Students or researchers? PhD candidates fall into a category of their own. What is it like to navigate the sometimes lonely road towards a doctoral degree? In this monthly series, we put the PhDs of the University of Twente in the limelight. This very first episode gives the stage to Juliane Schillinger, a young scientist at the BMS department of Technology, Policy and Society.
Making drinking water out of seawater. That is the main idea behind Briney’s, an initiative started by a group of UT students. They plan to separate salt from seawater, and therefore produce freshwater, by using reverse osmosis. ‘The innovation is not in the technology, but in connecting it to the commercial market. The remaining salt will be sold in developed countries.’