I am from China and I graduated from Sichuan University with a postgraduate degree in Environmental Engineering. My research topic is the stabilization effect of humin on vanadium-contaminated soil.
I am currently studying for my Ph.D. at the University of Exeter, Cornwall, on “The study on effect and reaction mechanism of biogenic Mn oxides on remediation of heavy metals”. I had studied mainly chemical materials, but when I was first introduced to biology I was very interested in culturing microorganisms and was particularly happy when they grew successfully.
I enjoyed living in the UK and the weather in Cornwall is very similar to where I am from (Chengdu). The supervisors, colleagues, and students here were very friendly and I enjoyed spending time with our EM3 family.