Jan 23, 2016 – [Saturday] Is this what you call art? – Tape art

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, taken on April 1, 2011

My Belgian ex-colleague must have been really bored with the X-ray machine when he made this piece of “art” with Scotch tape. And he called it “contemporary” art. Who knows – maybe he went on to become a successful artist after he quite his job at the lab 😛

Nov 20, 2015 – [Friday] Anything Goes: Thinking cap

Glasgow, Scotland, taken on November 19, 2015

Some unexpected misfortunes have occurred lately in the lab, causing delays, failed experiments, and damaged machines. And these are very avoidable if everyone is more careful about what they do in the lab, which should be common sense but…is not always followed. Mr.Colleague decided then to enforce that everyone wears their thinking cap when entering the lab – one is even provided if anyone forgets 😉

Sep 28, 2015 – [Monday] The Places I Called Home: NTRC

Hsinchu, Taiwan, taken on January 15, 2008

For some reason I skipped Hsinchu in last week’s “The Places I Called Home” post…so here it is. It’s amazing to think back and realized that I worked at the Industrial Technology Research Institute under the NanoTechnology Research Centre during one of my coop terms. More amazing is the thought that this all happened 7 years ago. And I’m STILL doing nano research today. Maybe that’s the most amazing of it all.