I am a university professor and I got my PHD in PhotoChemistry from the university of Sheffield in the UK.
Life is chemistry. All reactions in nature and inside the human body are chemical reactions. Even the rules of attraction between human beings is chemistry. When people are confused about something, they blame it on the chemistry... So basically Life is Chemistry.
I love teaching. I enjoy teaching. It gives me a great sense of satisfaction to make people understand and make them more aware or enlightened. Even now as I'm getting older, it is extremely enjoyable to work with youngsters and sensing their thirst for knowledge and their enthusiasm to learn. It is also very rewarding when one of your students reaches high levels in their career or becomes acknowledged. You feel proud.
A typical day used to be as follows: waking up at 6am, prepare the lectures, walk the dog, make and have breakfast as it is the most important meal of the day, send the kids to school or uni and husband to work then I would go to uni where I would lecture and supervise lab work. I'd be back home at 4pm to prepare lunch and have a normal family life till the next day to repeat. I only had help with the cleaning. Nowadays, I take it easier and only work twice a week.
There is this project on splitting water by sunshine (solar energy) to obtain hydrogen as a clean fuel (environmentally friendly).
By increasing the budgets tremendously.
First and foremost: my mother (May she rest in peace). Even though her origins where from upper Egypt and they are known to be tough and conservative, yet she was very independent and encouraged me and gave me freedom of choice and support all the way.
I always tell them during their research to get in touch with foreign universities to broaden their spectrum for career enhancement as well so life experiences. It is neither scientific nor fulfilling to look at things from only one perspective both in life and in work.
Teach them to be compassionate and to accept and respect others for who they are. They must learn...
Definitely, if this is something they enjoy or are good at, and as long as they have something to...
Crystallising ideas into shapes is quite a long and arduous process, but it is absolutely appreci...