Student blog | No Faith in Science: Religion and Energy

To me – and I think to most people – the word energy has scientific connotations. Only recently have I began researching the different types of disciplines that work in the energy sector, broadening my own understanding of the world of energy (all of which...

Student Blog | Energy Conscious: Society and Energy

When it comes to humans, a large part of our progress as a species is limited by our ability to produce new technologies and develop new methods within the means of our finite pool of resources. One aspect which is perhaps not considered as often is something which is...

Student Blog | Under Pressure: Piezoelectrics

As all my friends leave Groningen for the summer, I’m feeling lucky to still be here beneath the beautiful grey skies; if only because the weather in the UK is usually even worse. Now that I’ve been freed from the shackles of Chemistry for a few months, I wanted to...

Student Blog | A Master of Energy

One piece of advice Jack tells us he gets regularly is to think about his future, and to him that means a master’s. In order to find out what’s on offer in the world of energy, he got in contact with Marro Mijnans, one of the students on the EUREC...

Student Blog | Biotechnology

After attending last year’s Energy Convention, Jack came out with a new found appreciation for finding solutions through biology. Eager to find out more about how this could relate to energy, he went to talk to Dick Janssen, a professor in Chemical...

Student Blog | Engie Excursion

The energy sector, in particular the electricity sector, is changing rapidly. More and more renewable energy is currently fed into the electricity grid, reducing the market share of conventional sources. Although we know this change has many consequences –...