What is your name and job title?
Teaching assistant and Auxiliary Researcher at the Research Council of the National University of Rosario (CIUNR) in Argentina.
Where do you work?
Parque Villarino, Zavalla
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the National University of Rosario, Argentina
How did you get into your field?
As a student, I started working in research and collaboration in biology. This is a subject for first year students of Agriculture Engineering and the Bachelor of Natural Resources.
What are you currently working on?
I am researching two different lines:
- Second generation biofuels and their sustainability using life cycle assessment methodology.
- Climatology, teleconnections such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation, and its effects in crops yields.
How long have you been using Mendeley?
I started using Mendeley in 2014. I was looking for a reference manager that could reduce the stressful work of organizing my bibliography. Mendeley had everything I required from a reference manager (i- easy and versatile ways of adding citations; ii- well-ordered bibliography; iii- it allows you to create your own tags along your library; iv- it allows you to find text within your files).
Why did you decide to become an Advisor?
To aid my colleagues in being more efficient in the time dedicated to the management of their library and its use in a manuscript/thesis or any type of writing that requires references.
What researcher would you like to work with or meet, dead or alive?
Dead: Charles Darwin.
Alive: C. Donald Ahrens. I love his books “Meteorology today”.
What book are you reading at the moment?
“Geopolítica y alimentos” by Juan José Borrell, a colleague from the CIUNR.
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned this week?
This week was particularly happy for me as I have obtained a scholarship at National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) to finish my PhD.
I have learned how to repair a leak at my bath with a brand-new sealer I have never used before. (Editor’s note: Sounds like amazing work from Emiliano. Leaky bathtubs are terrible!)
What is the best part about working in research?
I love doing research. Since I was an undergraduate student, I have been passionate about it as well as explaining subjects to my fellow students at university. Both activities make me feel good with myself. It is really gratifying when I receive positive feedback from a student or when passing a selection processes; i.e: obtaining a scholarship, an award, publishing an article in a prestigious journal or obtaining funding for research in high competition calls.
And the most challenging part about working in research?
Unfortunately, in Argentina, salaries are very low and the procedures to grow in this profession are not what one would expect.
What is the one thing you want people to know about Mendeley?
It really can make your work easier!! It is worth learning to use Mendeley and is really a user friendly software. It is also a great social network of researchers all over the world.
Do you have any advice for young researchers?
Although the scenario can be adverse sometimes and things do not go always as you wish, keep trying it. Perseverance is essential to achieve your objectives.
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