Friday, 1 July 2016

TRUSS annual plenary meeting at Santander

Hello everyone!

How is the beginning of the summer been treating you? I hope you all have been enjoying it.

As for me, like I said in my last post, this has been a busy but also productive period of my project. In addition, to the work that I've been developing at the UPC laboratory (which I intend to talk about in a future post), I've been attending different meetings and conferences, which gives me plenty to talk about here. In this way, I will speak about these different events in different posts in this blog, starting by describing to you the 2nd meeting of our TRUSS ITN research group.

This meeting took place at Santander, Spain on the 16th and 17th of June. For those of you who don't know this city, Santander is the capital of the autonomous community region of Cantabria located in the north of Spain. Here you can see a few pictures of it (all of them were downloaded from the website of Santander tourism department).

In this meeting, all the ESRs presented their progress on there respective projects followed by separate meetings of each ESR with a small group of experts, by the name of doctoral studies panel (DSP) meetings, which provided feedback on the personal career development plan (PCPD) of each ESR.

Furthermore, we were presented by the local organization with different and interesting networking activities. From a visit to a factory of nuclear plant components, to boat rides through the Santander bay and also a visit to a historical  village in this region.

This was a incredibly fun and enjoyable meeting where it was good to see the development of all my colleagues and engage in these activities with them. I must refer that unfortunately, our colleague ESR 13 Federico Perrotta was not able to attend this meeting and in this way, he was greatly missed by all of us. But as you can see from his blog his project is going just fine.

Currently, I'm writing this post from Foz do Iguaçu in the beautiful country of Brazil, where I'm attending IABMAS 2016 conference and where I presented an article related with my PhD project. Here you can see a small preview of my time here in Brazil, which I will talk about in my next post.

Stay tuned for further developments of my work and if you want to know more of the meetings and conferences that I'm attending!

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