PhD cartoons

If you’re planning to give a talk to new students (Undergrad, Master, PhD), I think the following figures are relevant. I made them available on Wikimedia Commons under CC0 license. All free for all. 🙂

  1. The road to PhD: you got this
  2. Openness creates engagement
  3. Fast science vs slow science in the pandemic
  4. Data sharing
  5. The perks of literature search is like finding a needle in a haystack
  6. William Wallace (Braveheart) and the freedom of publishing
  7. 50 first reviews
  8. Virtual insanity in the pandemic
  9. Publication as a new currency
  10. Knowledge as public goods

DM me if you need another theme 🙂

About the author

My current focus is how to provide the hydrostratigraphy of volcanic aquifers in Bandung area. The research is based on environmental isotope measurement in groundwater and morphometry. My work consists of hydrochemical measurements. I am using multivariate statistical methods to provides more quantitative foundation for the analysis and more insight into the groundwater behavior, especially its interaction with surface water. I use open source apps like R and Python to do the job. In my spare time, I also have a side project to promote open science in Indonesia's research workflow. One of my current focus is promoting INARxiv, as the first preprint server of Indonesia ( and serving as ORCID and OSF ( ambassador. Research interest: Hydrochemistry, multivariate analysis, and R programming. Blog:, (