Impressions of a research stay in Sweden by Jorge Lerma Romero

The PhD student Jorge from the Graduate School Life Science Engineering tells about his experiences from his research stay abroad

28.08.2023 von

PhD student Jorge L. Romero works in Prof. Harald Kolmar's research group in the Department of Chemistry and is part of the Graduate School of Life Science Engineering. He recently returned from a three-month research stay at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. Here he reports on his impressions and experiences.

„As part of the benefits that the Graduate School LSE offers to its members, I spent three months as a visiting Ph.D. at the KTH in Sweden. This time at the KTH was a great chance to complement my research with methods unavailable in my working group. The expertise of the professors and other students made it possible to learn and use new techniques and equipment in a short time.

This cooperation between these two universities was not only beneficial for my research, but from the experience that I acquired during my first years at the TU Darmstadt, I was able to help and give advice to other students of the KTH.

As in most labs, the Ph.D. students at the KTH have regular meetings to present the progress of their work. It was interesting to see what other researchers are doing, and during my presentation, they suggested new experiments to move my project forward.

Besides the progress of my work, being in Stockholm was an invaluable opportunity for networking with researchers and students from other institutions. Moreover, being in a different country allowed me to get to know a different culture, visit amazing places, and I even took part in some of their most famous traditions. To sum up, this research abroad was a fantastic opportunity for personal and professional growth.“