Short Profile Dr. Christiaan Wijntjes

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Name Dr. Christiaan Wijntjes
Email Address
Country of Origin The Netherlands
Current University/Research Institution Corteva Agriscience, Indianapolis, USA
Key Research Area Environmental Sciences
When and where did you gain your doctorate? 2022, RWTH Aachen University
When were you at RWTH, and what did you do during your stay?
  • 2008-2012: B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Biology - Environmental Sciences
  • 2018-2022: Doctorate studies (remotely, while working as an environmental fate study director at IES Ltd in Switzerland)
Publications Google Scholar
Website ORCID
Social Media Profile LinkedIn
How did you experience coming to Germany and to RWTH
(e.g. formalities etc., cultural differences, different science system, etc.)?
I studied in The Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, and Germany. RWTH in Germany was by far the best experience, offering an accessible culture and a solid support system where needed. From a cultural and scientific perspective, such as social interaction, there are not so many differences between the Western European countries.
Did you face any particular challenges in your professional career so far
(e.g. concerning work-life balance (dual career, care
responsibilities) or in the area of career development (decision in favor/against a scientific career/career in industry, etc.)?
Not yet. I explicitly chose a career in industry due to the publication demand in academia.