150 Alumni Stories

  • “At TUM Asia I have learnt for life”

    Semiconductor Expert Gunjot Kaur

    “At TUM Asia I have learnt for life”

  • “I draw the best from different cultures”

    Top Manager Elisabetta Castiglioni

    “I draw the best from different cultures”

    After her doctorate at TUM , TUM Alumna Elisabetta Castiglioni decided against a habilitation and for a career in business. Today, the sought-after expert for digitisation has an unparalleled international career in top management.

  • “Continuous learning will always be in demand”

    Mechanical Engineer Claus von Heydebreck

    “Continuous learning will always be in demand”

    After completing his studies at TUM, Claus von Heydebreck worked successfully for major international corporations. Today, the top manager teaches his TUM Mentees the key skills required for this, working from Brazil.

  • “Natural sciences and management are an excellent combination”

    Manager Karin Thelen

    “Natural sciences and management are an excellent combination”

    TUM Alumni Karin Thelen is uniting the best of both worlds. With her scientific expertise she is driving development and innovation and she decisively contributes to the economic success of her company.

  • “Medicine is our passion”

    Medical couple Inas Abdelaziz and Hossam Sherif

    “Medicine is our passion”

    Inas Abdelaziz and Hossam Sherif were able to advance their research work at TUM thanks to a postdoc scholarship. Despite great cultural differences, they and their German colleagues had a common goal in mind: to help people.

  • “Get out of your disciplinary comfort zone!”

    Marine biologist and Human geographer María José Barragán Paladines

    “Get out of your disciplinary comfort zone!”

    María José learned the importance of interdisciplinary research while studying at TUM. She is now the Science Director of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands where she works on finding ways of reconciling human interest with nature conservation.

  • “I am letting my questions guide me”

    Climate Resilience Manager Katharina Schätz

    “I am letting my questions guide me”

    How can quality of life in cities be maintained despite increasingly extreme climatic events? This question is what drives Katharina Schätz since her studies in Landscaping at TUM. As Regensburg's Climate Resilience Manager she is set on finding answers.

  • “We are on the same wavelength”

    Alumni trip initiator Falk Lamkewitz

    “We are on the same wavelength”

    Falk Lamkewitz is planning an Alumni trip to Ecuador. He has already taken part in many trips of this type and knows that the time spent studying at TUM creates a special relationship of trust and opens up unique insights into other countries and cultures.

  • “I want to find tangible solutions to problems”

    Entrepreneur Georg Schroth

    “I want to find tangible solutions to problems”

    TUM Alumni Georg Schroth is the co-founder and manager of the start-up NavVis. Its innovative technology makes virtual tours of airports and museums possible. He is meeting industry leaders such as Google with a rebuff.

  • “We were a fun bunch”

    IKOM founders Barbara und Thomas Peither

    “We were a fun bunch”

  • „Life is too short for compromises“

    Business Coach Corinna Schulmeister

    „Life is too short for compromises“

    TUM alumna Corinna Schulmeister had a secure and well-paid job working in business. But she wasn’t happy, so she quit. Today she works as a coach and trainer, encouraging people to live their dreams.

  • “The time we spent together at TUM made us strong”

    Researchers Yasmine and Heba Aguib

    “The time we spent together at TUM made us strong”

    There are many stories one can tell about the sisters Yasmine and Heba Aguib, for example, how interdisciplinary works, but also how to live out cultural exchange and bring it into international research projects in a beneficial manner.

  • “It doesn’t get any more sustainable than this”

    Start-up founder Jakob Sturm

    “It doesn’t get any more sustainable than this”

    The search for parking spaces is over. Jakob Sturm and two other TUM alumni have developed a sensor that indicates available parking space in real time. The remarkable thing about this smart device: it needs neither electricity nor batteries.

  • “Air taxis will be normal soon”

    Air taxi pioneer Daniel Wiegand

    “Air taxis will be normal soon”

    Daniel Wiegand wants to revolutionize mobility. Soon, everyone ought to be able to travel with the world's first all-electric vertical take-off and landing jet. In order to make his vision reality, he recruited the best TUM Alumni for his start-up.

  • “I was on of the youngest and at the same time the boss”

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Kurt Antreich

    “I was on of the youngest and at the same time the boss”

  • “Women must communicate clearly”

    Architect Niao Wu

    “Women must communicate clearly”

    At TUM Niao Wu learned how important listening and clear communication is. These skills help her to manage international teams today. At our first Women of TUM event of the year, the TUM Alumna talks about her experiences.

  • “We wanted to revolutionize homebrewing”

    Founders Ping Lu, Dominik Guber and Wolfgang Westermeier

    “We wanted to revolutionize homebrewing”

    Because they did not like the beers on sale in the supermarkets, three TUM alumni simply decided to brew their own. This hobby turned into a multi million start-up, which today makes homebrewing possible for customers in Germany, Asia and the USA.

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