In total, I spent 27 years in the educational system, of which the last 10 were mostly independent scientific research. I was involved in very different projects, and often I had to start working on something completely new for me. I studied "Automation of production processes'' in USPTU, then switched to numerical modeling of field effect transistors on ZnO nanowire transistors at Swansea University, then studied Material Chemistry while working on modeling of in-situ combustion (ISC) processes as my Master project at Skoltech. I continued to work on ISC within my PhD program, but recently we found a new implementation of this method: the generation of blue hydrogen inside the reservoir. It is interesting personally for me to see how different parts of the knowledge gained during my years of seemingly endless studies fall into place and how our work turns out to be something meaningful and beautiful.
Also, for me, science is about structure and proofs. In everything I do, I try to look for different sources and refer to primary sources. I question everything until I find enough evidence so I can make weighted decisions. That helps me act with a steady heart and avoid unnecessary stress.