Niklas Elmqvist, Ph.D.

Professor, University of Maryland, College Park



Preparing for the Big Day

Guidelines for defending your Ph.D. proposal or dissertation. So, you’re finally at the point when you are about to defend your Ph.D. dissertation. In the United States, this is generally a two-stage process: first you write and orally defend your dissertation… Continue Reading →

Why You Should Remain Anonymous

On the perils of revealing your identity after peer review.

Writing the Literature Review

My guide on how to write a related work section.

Is There Shame in Resubmitting?

In which I explore the surprising resistance against resubmitting work after rejection.

The Art of Clean References

My guidelines on how to maintain clean references in academic writing.

In Memory of Georges Grinstein: Is There Magic in Visualization?

In which I reflect on my first meeting with the late Georges Grinstein.

The Arrogance of Authors

When responding to reviews, fix your paper and not just your response!

Alien Job Hunting: Finding a U.S. Faculty Job from Overseas

Some advice on how to find a U.S. faculty job with a foreign Ph.D.

Have Grants, Will Travel: On Academic Mobility

My reflections on the benefit of living and working abroad as an academic.

Above All, Persistence

In which I reflect on the academic’s life of rejection.

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